Thursday, 24 August 2017

Journey to the Edge of Britain

Yesterday I took a run to the furthest west point in the British mainland. Ardnamurchan is a peninsular west of Fort William. It is a wild, remote and sparsely populated area. But it is possible for me to do a day visit.

The route

On the way there Glencoe had some low cloud but I hoped that this is would clear.

The SV at Loch Ailort

Glenuig Bay

Loch Moidart

Looking over Loch Sunart

Camas nan Geall (Bay of Strangers)

Near the end of the peninsular I took a diversion to Sanna to see this magnificent sandy beach. On the deserted road there I thought I might have it to myself but the car park was busy and there a fair amount of people enjoying the beach.

Loch Sunart at the village of Strontain

River Gour flows into Loch Linnhe

I took the Corran Ferry over Loch Linnhe to avoid having to go back to Fort William.

This was great day out in a really beautiful and remote area. Progress can be slow because many of the roads are single track and liberally coated in gravel. But worth it for the seclusion, a rare thing in out crowded country.

I've tried to get the locations correct but it is hard in this area of twisting roads, many bodies of water and few towns.

1 comment:

  1. A beautiful day for a ride. The low clouds make for dramatic photos too.