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Beinn Eighe mountain range and Loch Maree

This postcard shows the Beinn Eighe mountain range and Loch Maree in Wester Ross. Beinn Eighe forms part of the Torridon hills or mountains, one of the highest range of peaks in Britain. They are made up of a sandstone known as Torridonian sandstone and are named Liathach, Beinn Eighe, Beinn Alligin and Beinn Dearg. Liathach is the highest of the hills and rises 3500 feet from the sea lochs.

The Beinn Eighe range can be found on the north side of Glen Torridon and covers a distance of over 10km. Two of the peaks are classified as Munros. They are known as Ruadh-stac Mor and Spidean Coire nan Clach. In 1951, the Beinn Eighe range became the first Nature Reserve of Great Britain.

The fresh water Loch Maree is twelve miles long and extends from Kinlochewe to near Poolewe. Most of the loch is only about half a mile wide. It broadens into about a mile in places and has several small islands. The loch is thought to have taken its name from the Irish saint Maelrubha who founded a monastery at nearby Applecross. St Maelrhuba later made his home on one of Loch Maree's islands, Isle Maree

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Beinn Eighe mountain range and Loch Maree

ROSS: Gairloch

1930s; 1940s

postcards; lochs; saints; St. Maelrhuba; Isle Maree; islands; mountains; hills; Torridon Hills; Torridonian sandstone; geology; Liathach; Beinn Eighe; Beinn Alligin; Beinn Dearg; Munros; Ruadh-stac Mor; Spidean Coire nan Clach; nature reserves

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This postcard shows the Beinn Eighe mountain range and Loch Maree in Wester Ross. Beinn Eighe forms part of the Torridon hills or mountains, one of the highest range of peaks in Britain. They are made up of a sandstone known as Torridonian sandstone and are named Liathach, Beinn Eighe, Beinn Alligin and Beinn Dearg. Liathach is the highest of the hills and rises 3500 feet from the sea lochs.<br /> <br /> The Beinn Eighe range can be found on the north side of Glen Torridon and covers a distance of over 10km. Two of the peaks are classified as Munros. They are known as Ruadh-stac Mor and Spidean Coire nan Clach. In 1951, the Beinn Eighe range became the first Nature Reserve of Great Britain.<br /> <br /> The fresh water Loch Maree is twelve miles long and extends from Kinlochewe to near Poolewe. Most of the loch is only about half a mile wide. It broadens into about a mile in places and has several small islands. The loch is thought to have taken its name from the Irish saint Maelrubha who founded a monastery at nearby Applecross. St Maelrhuba later made his home on one of Loch Maree's islands, Isle Maree