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.
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  • June 6, 2017
    One of many spots on Mull that are blessed by striking and stunning scenery. It's also a fabulous spot for wildlife spotting with eagles and otters among its many star attractions.  more »
  • May 10, 2017
    Glorious wall-to-wall sunshine, a quiet road (bridge closed at Knock), and stunning scenery. What's not to like on such a cycle ride? Even saw two otters playing in the water!!!  more »
  • May 3, 2017
    A beautiful place to visit. The beautiful blue Loch, surrounded by Ben More and the mountains of Mull. Views across to Ulva. Look upwards and you can see Golden Eagles and Sea Eagles soaring in the sk...  more »

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