The Secret Lake

Published: 16 Apr 2022

We had heard of a body of water known by some locals as the "Secret Lake" in Inverclyde, Scotland. The lake is a man-made dam in the hills above Greenock. It was built at some point between the late 1800s and early 1900s. It is believed it provided a water supply to Ardgowan House within the Ardgowan estate in the village of Inverkip.

Today the dam is no longer used for the supply of water. The Secret Lake is set in an incredible landscape. With a mixture of farmland and moors, it can be quite a challenge to get to it.

The name "Secret Lake" is believed to have been in use for several generations. Kids used to go to the area to play and have adventures. Only some knew the location of the secret lake hence it was given that name...

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