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TITLE
Ben Loyal and Kyle of Tongue
EXTERNAL ID
PC_JMSTRACHAN_236
PLACENAME
Kyle of Tongue
DISTRICT
Tongue and Farr
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND
CREATOR
JM Strachan
SOURCE
J I R Martin
ASSET ID
29078
KEYWORDS
ben loyal
kyle of tongue
Ben Loyal and Kyle of Tongue

Ben Loyal is an isolated mountain of 764 m in Sutherland, the northwestern tip of the Scottish Highlands.

It is a Corbett located south of the Kyle of Tongue, and provides good views of the Kyle, Loch Loyal to the east, and Ben Hope to the west.

It has a distinctive shape due to the four rocky peaks, the highest of which is called An Caisteal.

To the north of An Caisteal is the 712 m Sgòr Chaonasaid, to the south is Bheinn Bheag (744 m) and to the west is the ridge of Sgòr a Chèirich, 644 m at its highest point. The fourth peak is the 568 m Sgòr Fionnaich.

Tongue (Scottish Gaelic: Tunga from Old Norse Tunga) is a coastal village in northwest Highland, Scotland (in the western part of the former county of Sutherland.)

Contrary to popular belief, it does not refer to the shape of the Kyle of Tongue (though the kyle can be described as "tongue-shaped"), but 'tunga' as a geographical term refers to a piece of land shaped like a spit or tongue.

That particular piece of land, on which the village and the kyle are located, is the terminal moraine of the Kyle of Tongue glacier.

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Ben Loyal and Kyle of Tongue

SUTHERLAND

ben loyal; kyle of tongue

J I R Martin

Ben Loyal is an isolated mountain of 764 m in Sutherland, the northwestern tip of the Scottish Highlands. <br /> <br /> It is a Corbett located south of the Kyle of Tongue, and provides good views of the Kyle, Loch Loyal to the east, and Ben Hope to the west.<br /> <br /> It has a distinctive shape due to the four rocky peaks, the highest of which is called An Caisteal. <br /> <br /> To the north of An Caisteal is the 712 m Sgòr Chaonasaid, to the south is Bheinn Bheag (744 m) and to the west is the ridge of Sgòr a Chèirich, 644 m at its highest point. The fourth peak is the 568 m Sgòr Fionnaich.<br /> <br /> Tongue (Scottish Gaelic: Tunga from Old Norse Tunga) is a coastal village in northwest Highland, Scotland (in the western part of the former county of Sutherland.)<br /> <br /> Contrary to popular belief, it does not refer to the shape of the Kyle of Tongue (though the kyle can be described as "tongue-shaped"), but 'tunga' as a geographical term refers to a piece of land shaped like a spit or tongue. <br /> <br /> That particular piece of land, on which the village and the kyle are located, is the terminal moraine of the Kyle of Tongue glacier.