Loch Arklet

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Loch Arklet
Loch Arklet dam
Loch Arklet dam
Location: Stirling , Scotland
Drain: Arklet WaterLoch KatrineTeithForthFirth of Forth
Loch Arklet (Scotland)
Loch Arklet
Coordinates 56 ° 14 '45 "  N , 4 ° 37' 10"  W Coordinates: 56 ° 14 '45 "  N , 4 ° 37' 10"  W.
Data on the structure
Construction time: 1909-1914
Height of the structure crown: 10.7 m
Crown length: 320 m
Crown width: 3.4 m
Data on the reservoir
Water surface 2.07 km²
Reservoir length 3.6 km
Reservoir width 650 m

Loch Arklet is a dammed lake in Scotland .


The approximately 3.6 km long and 650 m wide lake is located in the middle of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park in the Stirling Council Area between the lakes Loch Katrine and Loch Lomond . The nearest larger town is about 19 km southeast of Aberfoyle . Various mountain streams from the surrounding slopes feed the lake, of which the Corriearklet Burn is the largest. Loch Arklet covers an area of ​​approximately 2.07 km 2 . On the short west bank, Loch Arklet drains via Arklet Water into Loch Katrine.


The construction of a water pipeline between Loch Katrine and the city began in 1855 to supply water to the growing city of Glasgow. Queen Victoria officially opened the building on October 14, 1859. As a result of the increased demand for water, the system was expanded in 1885. To further increase the volume of Loch Katrine, Loch Arklet was dammed between 1909 and 1914. The water level at Loch Arklet was raised by 6.7 m. The inflow of the Arklet Waters into Loch Katrine is regulated via the 320 m long dam. The dam and the associated installations are protected as a monument of the highest Scottish monument category A.

Individual evidence

  1. a b Entry in the Gazetteer for Scotland
  2. Entry on Loch Katrine Aqueduct  in Canmore, the database of Historic Environment Scotland (English)
  3. Entry on Loch Arklet  in Canmore, the database of Historic Environment Scotland (English)
  4. Listed Building - Entry . In: Historic Scotland .

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