Loch Dornal

Body of water
55°03′02″N 4°40′29″W / 55.05056°N 4.67472°W / 55.05056; -4.67472Coordinates 22: 55°03′02″N 4°40′29″W / 55.05056°N 4.67472°W / 55.05056; -4.67472Typefreshwater lochPrimary inflowsCorwar burnPrimary outflowsCarrick burnBasin countriesScotlandMax. length0.66 mi (1.06 km)[1]Max. width0.33 mi (0.53 km)[1]Surface area43.8 ha (108 acres)[2]Average depth5 ft (1.5 m)[1]Max. depth10 ft (3.0 m)[1]Water volume26,000,000 cu ft (740,000 m3)[1]Shore length14.9 km (3.0 mi)[2]Surface elevation118 m (387 ft)[2]Islandsseveral islets [2]1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Loch Dornal is an irregular shaped, shallow, freshwater loch in south Ayrshire, in the Southern Uplands of Scotland. It lies approximately eight miles (thirteen kilometres) northwest of the town of Newton Stewart.[1]

There are several islets in the loch some of which contain archaeological features.[3]

The loch is stocked with rainbow trout and fishing is permitted with permission from Drumlamford Estate.[4]


The loch was surveyed[1] in 1903 by James Murray and later charted [5] as part of Sir John Murray's Bathymetrical Survey of Fresh-Water Lochs of Scotland 1897-1909.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Bathymetrical Survey of the Fresh-Water Lochs of Scotland, 1897-1909, Lochs of the Cree Basin". National Library of Scotland. National Library of Scotland. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d "Loch Dornal". British lakes. British Lakes. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Loch Dornal". Canmore. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  4. ^ Bruce Sandison (15 February 2011). Rivers and Lochs of Scotland: The Angler's Complete Guide. Black & White Publishing Limited. pp. 933–. ISBN 978-1-84502-520-5.
  5. ^ "Loch Dornal; Kirriereoch Loch; Loch Trool (Vol. 5, Plate 42) - Bathymetrical Survey, 1897-1909 - National Library of Scotland". National Library of Scotland. Retrieved 13 September 2015.