Loch Na Keal

Argyll and Bute, Scotland

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About Loch Na Keal

Loch Na Keal, or Loch of the Cliffs, is the main sea loch of the Atlantic coastline of the Island of Mull in Scotland. It consists of a wide outer loch divided in two by the islands of Ulva and Gometra and a narrow inner loch, which also contains two smaller islands, Inch Kenneth and Eorsa.

Flora and Fauna

The forests are deciduous, and characterised by rowan, ash and alder. Otters and deer breed in the area.


The main activities for visitors are hiking, fishing, mountain climbing and enjoying the views of the striking natural scenery, which varies considerably across the area, from rocky to forest. This can be done from land or by sea. Many of the roads on the coast are single track, making driving slow. For climbers, the A’Chioch ridge provides an approach to Ben More, Mull’s only Munro, at 966 m (~3,169 ft). The mountain stands on the south shore of the loch.

There are ruins of a 13th Century church on Inch Kenneth. Loch Na Keal has no villages or large settlements – the nearest large village is Salen, around 4 km (2.5 mi) away.

Wild Camping
Landscape Photography
Wildlife Watching
Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Latitude: 56.468939, Longitude: -6.065338

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