Ledaig Moss

The Moss is a large flat area between Ben Lora and Loch Etive.
It has been a substantial resource of peat laid down over the terminal moraine from the Etive Glacier. This peat was cut by local community for generations
Also known as the Moss of Achnacree, the area to the south of the Moss.


The Crannog at Ledaig : - http://www.ambaile.org.uk/detail/en/31031/1/EN31031-crannog-at-ledaig-moss-nr-benderloch.htm

This 'lake dwelling' or crannog is at Ledaig Moss, near Benderloch in Argyll and Bute. Crannogs were artificially constructed sites for a house or settlement. They were usually on an islet or in the shallows of a lake. Made of timber or sometimes stone, they date from the Late Bronze Age (around 1000 BC) into the Middle Ages.

The illustration is from 'Loch Etive and The Sons of Uisnach', published by MacMillan & Co, 1879
This crannog is still findable but somewhat buried in the light woodland beside the Moss road.

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