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Callater loch
Loch Callater
Callater loch
Callater loch
Location Braemar, Scotland
Coordinates 56°56′23″N 3°20′37″W / 56.93972°N 3.34361°W / 56.93972; -3.34361Coordinates: 56°56′23″N 3°20′37″W / 56.93972°N 3.34361°W / 56.93972; -3.34361
Type freshwater loch
Primary inflows Allt an loch
Primary outflows Callater Burn
Basin countries Scotland
Max. length 1.6 km (1 mi)
Max. width 320 m (1,050 ft)
Surface area 30.9 ha (76 acres)
Average depth 3.7 m (12 ft)
Max. depth 9.1 m (30 ft)
Water volume 1,100,000 m3 (38,000,000 cu ft)
Shore length1 3.2 km (2.0 mi)
Surface elevation 501 m (1,644 ft)
Islands 0
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Loch Callater is an upland, freshwater loch lying approximately 5 miles (8 km) south of Braemar, Scotland. The loch trends in a northwest to southeast direction and is surrounded on both sides by steep hills. It is approximately 1.6 km (1 mi) in length.

The loch was surveyed on 11 July 1905 by T.N. Johnston and L.W. Collett and later charted as part of the Sir John Murray's Bathymetrical Survey of Fresh-Water Lochs of Scotland 1897-1909.

Trout, salmon, eels and perch are found in the loch. A permit is required for fishing.

The loch and surrounding area is popular with walkers and at the north end is the Callater Stable walkers' bothy.

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