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Loch Stiapabhat

Loch Stiapabhat

Loch Stiapabhat (2.5ha) near Port of Ness is a Local Nature Reserve, the first for Lewis, and as it is the first fresh water found by birds migrating from Iceland and Greenland in autumn, it attracts a large number of species.

The name means "loch of the soaking", referring perhaps to the practice of soaking flax prior to spinning. The Nature Reserve has its own webpage.

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Title: Loch Stiapabhat
Record Type: Natural Landscape Features
Type: Loch (Freshwater)
Grid Ref Easting: 152914
Grid Ref Northing: 964202
Record Maintained By: HC
Subject Id: 52693