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TITLE
Lochinver from Baddidarroch
EXTERNAL ID
PC_GHENDRY_096
PLACENAME
Baddadarach
DISTRICT
Assynt
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Assynt
SOURCE
George Hendry
ASSET ID
22639
KEYWORDS
Lochinver from Baddidarroch

This photograph shows a view of the village of Lochinver, located on the banks of the sea-loch of the same name, in north-west Sutherland. Suilven, on the right, and Canisp, on the left, can be seen in the background. Lochinver is located at the terminus of the A837, and is an Anglicisation of the Gaelic 'Loch an Inbhir', which translates as the loch of the inlet. The village's heart centres on the Main Street which runs alongside Loch Inver.

Suilven is one of Highland's most distinctive mountains. Like many of the mountains in the region, it is primarily composed of Torridonian red sandstone, and consists of two peaks: Meall Meadhonach, 723 m (2410 feet); and Caisteal Liath, 731 m (2440 feet).

Canisp is a corbett of 2779 feet and derives its name from the Old Norse for 'white mountain'. Typical of many other Assynt hills, it emerges from a base of Lewisian Gneiss and is composed of Torridonian sandstone capped by Cambrian quartzite. The mountain can be ascended via several routes but it is a less popular destination than nearby Suilven.

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Lochinver from Baddidarroch

SUTHERLAND: Assynt

George Hendry

This photograph shows a view of the village of Lochinver, located on the banks of the sea-loch of the same name, in north-west Sutherland. Suilven, on the right, and Canisp, on the left, can be seen in the background. Lochinver is located at the terminus of the A837, and is an Anglicisation of the Gaelic 'Loch an Inbhir', which translates as the loch of the inlet. The village's heart centres on the Main Street which runs alongside Loch Inver. <br /> <br /> Suilven is one of Highland's most distinctive mountains. Like many of the mountains in the region, it is primarily composed of Torridonian red sandstone, and consists of two peaks: Meall Meadhonach, 723 m (2410 feet); and Caisteal Liath, 731 m (2440 feet). <br /> <br /> Canisp is a corbett of 2779 feet and derives its name from the Old Norse for 'white mountain'. Typical of many other Assynt hills, it emerges from a base of Lewisian Gneiss and is composed of Torridonian sandstone capped by Cambrian quartzite. The mountain can be ascended via several routes but it is a less popular destination than nearby Suilven.