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TITLE
Ben Nevis from Corpach
EXTERNAL ID
PC_JMSTRACHAN_197
PLACENAME
Ben Nevis
DISTRICT
Lochaber
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kilmallie
CREATOR
JM Strachan
SOURCE
J I R Martin
ASSET ID
29039
KEYWORDS
hills and mountains
lochs
Ben Nevis from Corpach

A photograph of Ben Nevis taken from the village of Corpach. The village of Corpach is on the road west towards Loch Eil and Mallaig.

During Victorian times, paddle steamers sailed up Loch Linnhe into the bay at Corpach and then into the Caledonian Canal as early travellers journeyed to Loch Ness and Inverness in the north.

Corpach grew in the 1970s as incoming workers were employed at the then new Pulp and Paper Mill. The sawmill developed and expanded as it handled growing quantities of felled trees used to make pulp and supply the building industry with timber. Small industrial units as well as boat building are also part of a thriving village. Today, Corpach enjoys a balance of some industry and tourism in a rural area.

Corpach lies at the entrance to the Caledonian Canal and so shipping and general marine activities are normal for a small community located next to a large navigable sea loch.

Ben Nevis stands at a height of 1344 metres and is the highest peak in Britain. There are a number of routes to the summit including a 'tourist route'. On the north-east ridge stand the ruins of a weather observatory that was manned between 1883 and 1904.

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Ben Nevis from Corpach

INVERNESS: Kilmallie

hills and mountains; lochs

J I R Martin

A photograph of Ben Nevis taken from the village of Corpach. The village of Corpach is on the road west towards Loch Eil and Mallaig. <br /> <br /> During Victorian times, paddle steamers sailed up Loch Linnhe into the bay at Corpach and then into the Caledonian Canal as early travellers journeyed to Loch Ness and Inverness in the north.<br /> <br /> Corpach grew in the 1970s as incoming workers were employed at the then new Pulp and Paper Mill. The sawmill developed and expanded as it handled growing quantities of felled trees used to make pulp and supply the building industry with timber. Small industrial units as well as boat building are also part of a thriving village. Today, Corpach enjoys a balance of some industry and tourism in a rural area.<br /> <br /> Corpach lies at the entrance to the Caledonian Canal and so shipping and general marine activities are normal for a small community located next to a large navigable sea loch.<br /> <br /> Ben Nevis stands at a height of 1344 metres and is the highest peak in Britain. There are a number of routes to the summit including a 'tourist route'. On the north-east ridge stand the ruins of a weather observatory that was manned between 1883 and 1904.