Loch Chon

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Loch Chon
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View of Loch Chon looking over the north end of the loch towards the country house of Frenich and Loch Ard Forest.
Loch Chon is located in Stirling
Loch Chon
Loch Chon
LocationPerthshire, Scotland
Coordinates56°12′52″N 4°32′53″W / 56.2145°N 4.548°W / 56.2145; -4.548Coordinates: 56°12′52″N 4°32′53″W / 56.2145°N 4.548°W / 56.2145; -4.548
Typefreshwater loch
Primary inflowsvarious streams
Primary outflowsWater of Chon – Loch ArdRiver ForthFirth of Forth
Max. length2.57 km (1.60 mi)[1]
Max. width0.38 km (0.24 mi)[1]
Surface area105.7 ha (261 acres)[2]
Average depth8.8 m (29 ft)[1]
Max. depth23 m (75 ft)[1]
Shore length17.2 km (4.5 mi) [2]
Surface elevation92 m (302 ft)[2]
IslandsHeron Island
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Loch Chon is one of two freshwater lochs in Perthshire bearing this name. The other loch is located at Blair Atholl. Loch Chon lies upstream to Loch Ard and to the south of Loch Katrine, situated west of the village of Aberfoyle.

It releases its water into the 4.5-kilometre (2.8 mi) long Water of Chon, which not far from the outlet passes Loch Dhu, and is the main affluent of Loch Ard. Loch Chon itself is fed by several small streams which can be considered to be the true sources of the River Forth.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c d e John, Murray; Lawrence, Pullar (1910). Bathymetrical Survey of the Fresh-Water Lochs of Scotland, 1897-1909 Lochs of the Forth Basin Volume II - Loch Chon. National Library of Scotland: National Challenger Officer. p. 13. Retrieved 12 May 2018. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ a b c d "Loch Chon". British Lakes. Retrieved 12 May 2018.