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TITLE
Inveralligin Youth Hostel, Loch Torridon
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_1160
PLACENAME
Inveralligin
DISTRICT
Lochcarron
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Applecross
PERIOD
1940s; 1950s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
33083
KEYWORDS
postcards
Ross-shire
Ross and Cromarty
Wester Ross
youth hostels
hills
hillwalking
tourism
visitor centres
Inveralligin Youth Hostel, Loch Torridon

This postcard shows the old Inveralligin Youth Hostel overlooking Loch Torridon in Wester Ross. This hostel has now been closed and there is a new 4-star hostel at the head of Upper Loch Torridon.

The Torridon area is very popular with hill walkers as the mountains there form one of the highest ranges in Britain and are reputed to be among the oldest in Europe. The hills are formed mainly of Torridonian sandstone, with some exhibiting a topping of white quartzite and boulders of Lewisian Gneiss at the base. The range includes Beinn Alligin (985 metres, 3,230 feet); the nine peaks of Beinn Eighe, which rises to 1010 metres (3,313 feet) at Ruadh-stac Mor; and the seven peaks of the Liathach ridge, 1,054 metres (3,456 feet) at its highest point. Much of the land in the area belongs to the National Trust for Scotland which runs a visitor centre at Torridon.

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Inveralligin Youth Hostel, Loch Torridon

ROSS: Applecross

1940s; 1950s

postcards; Ross-shire; Ross and Cromarty; Wester Ross; youth hostels; hills; hillwalking; tourism; visitor centres

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows the old Inveralligin Youth Hostel overlooking Loch Torridon in Wester Ross. This hostel has now been closed and there is a new 4-star hostel at the head of Upper Loch Torridon. <br /> <br /> The Torridon area is very popular with hill walkers as the mountains there form one of the highest ranges in Britain and are reputed to be among the oldest in Europe. The hills are formed mainly of Torridonian sandstone, with some exhibiting a topping of white quartzite and boulders of Lewisian Gneiss at the base. The range includes Beinn Alligin (985 metres, 3,230 feet); the nine peaks of Beinn Eighe, which rises to 1010 metres (3,313 feet) at Ruadh-stac Mor; and the seven peaks of the Liathach ridge, 1,054 metres (3,456 feet) at its highest point. Much of the land in the area belongs to the National Trust for Scotland which runs a visitor centre at Torridon.