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Loch na Keal, Salen
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Loch na Keal, meaning Loch of the Kyle, or Narrows, also Loch of the Cliffs, is the principal sea loch on the western, or Atlantic coastline of the island of Mull, in the Inner Hebrides, Argyll and Bute, Scotland. Loch na Keal extends over 20 km inland, almost bisecting Mull, and extending to within 3mi of the eastern shore.GeographyLoch na Keal consists of a wide triangular shaped outer loch, separated from Loch Tuath to the north by the islands of Gometra and Ulva, leading into a narrow inner loch. The island of Staffa is at the mouth of the outer loch, Inch Kenneth is in the outer loch, and Eorsa is in the inner loch.The outer loch northern coastline on Ulva is made of basaltic ridges and many rocks and islets, with many different types of vegetation. The southern coastline, bounded by the Ardmeanach peninsula, has cliffs, land slips and substantial slopes that are covered in scree. The inner loch coastline is bounded on both sides by Mull. The north shore, steeply sloped, has some moderate hills, with Killiechronan Wood to the east. The southern shore consists of cliffs and slopes leading to the Munro and extinct volcano of Ben More and Scarisdale Wood to the south east.With our international travel planner, Salen attractions like Loch na Keal can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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Mull is a truly beautiful island, wherever you go there are stunning views and fabulous places. Loch na Keal is a beautiful peaceful place, good walking and quiet places to sit and reflect.
wonder place to be. More so because we watched an otter catch a fish and bring it onto the rocks to eat it. No photo but thought we were so lucky to witness it.
We travelled this route a couple of times in both directions during our week long stay in Mull, once in heavy rain and the other time when it was dry but not sunny. Both times it was very worth while.... read more »
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