Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Glenurquhart

Glenurquhart, a finely-wooded glen in Urquhart and Glenmoriston parish, Inverness-shire, extending 9 miles eastward from Corriemony to Drumnadrochit on Loch Ness, and traversed from head to foot by the Enrick, which, 6 miles above its mouth, expands into Loch Meikle. From its head to that lake Glenurquhart widens into a fine oval vale, and, afterwards contracting into a rocky gorge, continues for some little distance to be a defile, till it again expands with increasing breadth towards its mouth. It is joined on the right at a sharp angle, near its mouth, by the glen of the Coiltie; contains a number of mansions; abounds, in its middle and lower reaches, with picturesque natural scenery, richly enhanced by artificial embellishmet; and is overhung, along most of the right, by Mealfourvonie (2284 feet) and other heights of Balmacaan deer-forest. A road runs up it 14 miles westward to Invercannich in Strathglass. See Urquhart.—Ord. Sur., sh. 73, 1878.

(F.H. Groome, Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-4); © 2004 Gazetteer for Scotland)

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Feature Description: "a finely-wooded glen"   (ADL Feature Type: "valleys")
Administrative units: Inverness Shire ScoCnty
Place: Urquhart

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