Largest Lakes in UK (United Kingdom) by surface area
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Which is the largest lake in United Kingdom by surface area?
The largest lake by surface area in United Kingdom is Lough Neagh with an area of 392 km2. At second and third, are Lower Lough Erne which spans 110 km2 and Loch Lomond at 71 km2.The surface areas of the major lakes in United Kingdom range from 1 km2 to 392 km2, with the average area at around 47.4 km2.

 Compare Lough Neagh with Lower Lough Erne


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Deepest Lakes. The deepest lake in United Kingdom is Loch Morar with a maximum depth of 310 meters.The depths of the major lakes in United Kingdom range from 21 meters to 310 meters, with lakes reaching as deep as 95.9 meters on average.

Lakes with the largest volumes. The largest lake in United Kingdom by volume is Loch Ness with a volume of 7.45 km3.The water volumes of the major lakes in United Kingdom range from 0.03 km3 to 7.45 km3, with lakes holding up to 1.7 km3 of water on average.


Here are United Kingdom's largest lakes by surface area.

Lough Neagh.

Lough Neagh, Antrim (Credit: Youtube/quadfly360)

Lough Neagh is the largest lake by surface area in UK (United Kingdom) at 392 km2.

Spanning a surface area of 392 km2, Lough Neagh contains up to 3.53 km3 of water and reaches a maximum depth of 25 meters.

It spans 30 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in Europe: Northern Ireland.

The lough is owned by the Earl of Shaftesbury and managed by Lough Neagh Partnership in terms of conservation, visit promotion and sustainable development.

 

 Compare Lough Neagh with Lake Geneva from Switzerland, France.

 Compare Lough Neagh with Vänern from Sweden.


Lower Lough Erne.

Drifting on Lough Erne - Aerial Long Take (Credit: Youtube/VideoDrone)

Lower Lough Erne is the 2nd largest lake by surface area in UK (United Kingdom) at 110 km2.

Spanning a surface area of 110 km2, Lower Lough Erne contains up to 1.30 km3 of water and reaches a maximum depth of 62 meters.

It spans 29 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in Europe: Northern Ireland.

 

 Compare Lower Lough Erne with Llangorse Lake from Wales.

 Compare Lower Lough Erne with Loch Awe from Scotland.


Loch Lomond.

Loch Lomond Aerial Video (Credit: Youtube/Aye in the Sky)

Loch Lomond is the 3rd deepest lake in UK (United Kingdom) at 190 meters.

Loch Lomond is a lake that holds up to 2.60 km3 of water, reaching a maximum depth of 190 meters. The lake also covers 71 km2 in surface area.

It spans 36 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in Europe: Scotland.

 

 Compare Loch Lomond with Mjøsa from Norway.

 Compare Loch Lomond with Lake Lungern from Switzerland.


Loch Ness.

Loch Ness & Urquhart Castle: Scotland from the air (Credit: Youtube/Ángel Domínguez)

Loch Ness is the largest lake by water volume in UK (United Kingdom) at 7.45 km3.

The fame of Loch Ness is not so much related to the loch itself, but rather the mysterious monster that has been sighted on numerous occasions - the Loch Ness Monster or Nessie.However, monsters aside, Loch Ness itself is a body of beauty. It is a large, deep freshwater loch in the Scottish Highlands and is the second largest Scottish loch.

Loch Ness is a lake that holds up to 7.45 km3 of water, reaching a maximum depth of 230 meters. The lake also covers 56 km2 in surface area.

It spans 39 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in Europe: Scotland.

 

 Compare Loch Ness with Lake Orta from Italy.

 Compare Loch Ness with Onega from Russia.


Loch Awe.

Drone flight above Loch Awe (Credit: Youtube/Martin gregg)

Spanning a surface area of 39 km2, Loch Awe contains up to 1.20 km3 of water and reaches a maximum depth of 94 meters.

It spans 41 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in Europe: Scotland.

 

 Compare Loch Awe with Lake Lucerne from Switzerland.

 Compare Loch Awe with Llyn Padarn from Wales.


Loch Maree.

Yuneec Q500 4K Stunning Loch Maree Scotland (credit: Youtube/Tigger's RC Reviews)

Loch Maree is a lake that spans 29 km2 in surface area, reaching as deep as 114 meters. It also holds a total water volume of up to 1.09 km3.

It spans 20 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in Europe: Scotland.

 

 Compare Loch Maree with Crveno Jezero (Red Lake) from Croatia.

 Compare Loch Maree with Salvatnet from Norway.


Loch Morar.

4K Drone Footage of Loch Morar (Credit: Youtube/Toor Boy)

Loch Morar is the deepest lake in UK (United Kingdom) at 310 meters.

A freshwater loch of Lochaber, Highland, Scotland, Loch Morar has a fame similar to that of Loch Ness.There are occasional reports of a large, unidentified creature in the loch's waters. The monster is called Morag, a nickname related to Loch Morar, much similar to Nessie (of Loch Ness origins).

Spanning a surface area of 27 km2, Loch Morar contains up to 2.30 km3 of water and reaches a maximum depth of 310 meters.

It spans 19 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in Europe: Scotland.

 

 Compare Loch Morar with Lake Garda from Italy.

 Compare Loch Morar with Vänern from Sweden.


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