Loch Sionascaig

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Boat Bay on Loch Sionascaig

Loch Sionascraig is a ragged freshwater loch in the Coigach area of Cromartyshire, close to the west coast. It is fed by numerous streams and drained by the River Polly, which enters the sea at Polly Bay (part of Enard Bay) just over a mile from the foot of the loch.

So irregular is the shape of the loch that it has a shore-line of 17 miles. It contains several wooded islands.

The border with Sutherland is just north of the loch, and the surrounding hills of Coigach and Assynt provide fine views over the loch and its many islands and out over the sea. Suilven looks over the loch from the Sutherland side and Stac Pollaidh from Cromartyshire.

Fishing in the loch is renowned, though carrying a boat to its remote shores over mountain and crag is no small challenge. It is reputed to be the best trout loch in the Highlands.

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