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Loch Poit na h-I
Map Ref: NM31432313
Latitude: 56.324178N Longitude: 6.345719W
A849 Pennyghael to Fionnphort Road, Creich, Ross of Mull.
A mile or so east of Fionnphort, Loch Poit is located south of the A849 and is a long freshwater loch almost triangular in shape. An ancient Crannog (a fortified dwelling constructed as an island in a lake) is believed to have once stood on the loch.
To visit the shores of Loch Poit, it is necessary to park further along the road and walk back. The grasses around the shore grow in very boggy ground and wellington boots are adviseable.
With a boggy shore, the loch is fringed by a reed beds and broken by man made lines of large boulders which run out into the water. The reed beds vary in density throughout the year and shelter colonies of Water Lily close to the shore.
The loch is home to Little Grebe, Greylag Geese, Mallard and Teal in the summer months with White-fronted Geese, Pochard and Goldeneye in winter.
St Ernan’s Church (1890) overlooks Loch Poit.
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