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TITLE
Inchnadamph Hotel, looking towards Quinag & Loch Assynt
EXTERNAL ID
PC_PWG_POSTCARDS_028
PLACENAME
Inchnadamph
DISTRICT
Assynt
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Assynt
DATE OF IMAGE
1964
PERIOD
1960s
SOURCE
PFW Grant
ASSET ID
29688
KEYWORDS
postcards
lochs
hotels
droving
inns
hill walking
mountains
Inchnadamph Hotel, looking towards Quinag & Loch Assynt

This postcard shows a view of Loch Assynt and Quinag with Inchnadamph Hotel in the foreground (far right).

Inchnadamph lies at the head of Loch Assynt in northwest Sutherland. A drover's inn was first built here in the middle of the eighteenth century. It was replaced by a more substantial coaching inn at the end of the eighteenth century. Today, Inchnadamph Hotel is well known to anglers and hill walkers.

Quinag is one of the great mountain massifs of the Assynt area. It has three distinctive ridges forming a 'y' shaped range with the peaks of Sail Ghardh (808m) and Sail Gorm (776m) in the north, and Spidean Coinich (764m) in the south. The eastern flanks of Quinag are capped by a thin layer of Cambrian quartzite while the remainder of the range consists of Torridonian sandstone, resting on Lewisian gneiss. The area is therefore an excellent place to appreciate the geology of the western Highlands. The dramatic scenery also makes it a popular destination for hill walkers

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Inchnadamph Hotel, looking towards Quinag & Loch Assynt

SUTHERLAND: Assynt

1960s

postcards; lochs; hotels; droving; inns; hill walking; mountains

PFW Grant

This postcard shows a view of Loch Assynt and Quinag with Inchnadamph Hotel in the foreground (far right). <br /> <br /> Inchnadamph lies at the head of Loch Assynt in northwest Sutherland. A drover's inn was first built here in the middle of the eighteenth century. It was replaced by a more substantial coaching inn at the end of the eighteenth century. Today, Inchnadamph Hotel is well known to anglers and hill walkers. <br /> <br /> Quinag is one of the great mountain massifs of the Assynt area. It has three distinctive ridges forming a 'y' shaped range with the peaks of Sail Ghardh (808m) and Sail Gorm (776m) in the north, and Spidean Coinich (764m) in the south. The eastern flanks of Quinag are capped by a thin layer of Cambrian quartzite while the remainder of the range consists of Torridonian sandstone, resting on Lewisian gneiss. The area is therefore an excellent place to appreciate the geology of the western Highlands. The dramatic scenery also makes it a popular destination for hill walkers