Carlingwark Loch

Carlingwark is a pretty loch situated on the edge of the small town of Castle Douglas, Galloway, Scotland. It has a number of small islands, one at least of which form the remains of an ancient crannog that possibly dates from the late Bronze Age. Crannogs were defensive settlements built in rivers or lochs. Several archaeological finds have been retrieved from the loch including a bronze cauldron, sword and pan and two dugout canoes.

Carlingwark Loch

Rain over the Loch

Rain over the Loch


The Loch is Carlingwark Loch on the edge of the small town of Castle Douglas in Dumfries & Galloway, and the weather, with its low cloud and the rain sheeting down is, I must admit, fairly typical for the west coast of Scotland at almost anytime of the year.

Even so, it is beautifully atmospheric.