Loch Awe is a large fresh water loch in
Western Scotland with a length of 35km and total surface area of 14.9 miles .It is known for being a good fishing loch, with large trout being caught regularly. There is a legend about its creation which concerns the holy well on Ben Cruachan. The well had to be capped by a large stone every day after use. . One day the attendant was too tired to replace the stone and fell asleep. When she woke up (apparently three days later )she found that the well had flooded the valley below and created Loch Awe.
There have been stories of a creature in theOne of the few written accounts of this creature was written by Timothy Pont, who chronicled what he called “gigantic eels” in the
Loch going back hundreds of years. The creature is said to come ashore during winter and can be heard growling and panting.
We may scoff at the thought of such large eels but further up the Western coast on the
The Sea Serpent in the
So large Eels were not unknown in theSea Serpents and Lake Monsters of the British Isles
Highland lochs in the past. Food for thought for those who think the Loch Ness creature is a giant eel.
P.S. A recent tragedy near the loch reminded me I had written this article . Please spare a minute to think about those who were injured in this recent train incident. Thank you :