Ericht  Perthshire


In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Ericht like this:

Ericht, a loch on the mutual border of Perth and Inverness shires, and a stream of Fortingall parish, Perthshire. The loch, beginning 1 mile SW of Dalwhinnie station, extends 14¾ miles south-south-westward; forms, for 5 miles, the boundary between the two counties; has a varying width of ¼ mile and 9 furlongs; and lies among the central Grampians at an elevation of 1153 feet above sea-level. ...

Overhung on its W side by the precipitous mountain-range of Ben Alder (3757 feet), on its E by Ben Udlaman (3306), it presents an aspect of wild desolation and solemn grandeur, having nowhere on its shores any other signs of human habitation than a couple of shooting lodges and a shepherd's hut. The fishing is capital, the salmo-ferox running up to 20 and 25 lbs., whilst the trout, though rather shy, are very plentiful. The stream, issuing from the foot of the loch, runs 55/8. miles south-south-eastward to Loch Rannoch (668 feet), at a point 7 furlongs from that loch's head; flows, for the first mile or two, in slow, deep current; and is afterwards a sheer torrent, lashing and tearing its banks with wild fury.—Ord. Sur., shs. 63, 54, 1873.

Ericht through time

Ericht is now part of Perth and Kinross district. Click here for graphs and data of how Perth and Kinross has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Ericht itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ericht, in Perth and Kinross and Perthshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 25th April 2024

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