My first investigation (aka Monster Quest) took me to the Scottish Highlands and to Loch Ness, a large, deep, freshwater loch extending for approximately 37 km (23 mi) southwest of Inverness. Its surface is 15.8 m (52 ft) above sea level, and of course Loch Ness is best known for the alleged sightings of the legendary Loch Ness Monster, also known as "Nessie". Loch Ness is over twenty miles long and hundreds of feet deep in places. Loch Ness is the second largest Scottish loch by surface area at 56.4 km2 (21.8 sq mi) after Loch Lomond, but due to its great depth it is the largest by volume. Its deepest point is 230 m (755 ft), deeper than the height of London's BT Tower at 189 m (620 ft) and deeper than any other loch with the exception of Loch Morar. It contains more fresh water than all lakes in England and Wales combined, and is the largest body of water on the Great Glen Fault

And so this section details our  search for the Loch Ness Monster through a four day camping spell at Fort Augustus, which is located to the south west end of Loch Ness......

Our investigation began with an evening trip to the south shore of the Loch, before embarking on a drive around the Loch the following day and enjoying an evening boat cruise towards Urqhart Castle. The following days included a walk along the north shore, and a bike ride along the Caladonian Canal towards Loch Oich and Loch Lochy. And so......what did the investigation yield?? Did we find any evidence relating to the Loch Ness monster??

Images of Loch Ness

The Boat Trip


Loch Lomond

Loch Oich

Loch Garry

Loch Lochy

Loch Linhe



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