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TITLE
The Carnmore Hills from the Gairloch-Poolewe road
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_1335
PLACENAME
Poolewe
DISTRICT
Gairloch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Gairloch
PERIOD
1920s; 1930s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
33263
KEYWORDS
postcards
Ross-shire
Ross and Cromarty
Wester Ross
roads
hills
moors
The Carnmore Hills from the Gairloch-Poolewe road

This postcard shows a narrow road winding through moorland between Gairloch and Poolewe. The mountains in the background are east of Loch Maree in an area called Fisherfield Forest, also referred to as Carnmore. The small flat-topped hill to the centre left of the photograph is Sgurr na Laocainn, situated at the head of Fionn Loch, with Carnmore Lodge at its foot.

Gairloch is made up of a string of crofting settlements on the north side of the Gair Loch. Poolewe is situated five miles away on the River Ewe where it flows into the sea loch Loch Ewe. Although the scenery between the two villages looks rugged, the climate in the area is kept warm by the Gulf Stream. The nearby Inverewe Gardens contain many sub-tropical plants which would not usually grow in Scotland.

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The Carnmore Hills from the Gairloch-Poolewe road

ROSS: Gairloch

1920s; 1930s

postcards; Ross-shire; Ross and Cromarty; Wester Ross; roads; hills; moors

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows a narrow road winding through moorland between Gairloch and Poolewe. The mountains in the background are east of Loch Maree in an area called Fisherfield Forest, also referred to as Carnmore. The small flat-topped hill to the centre left of the photograph is Sgurr na Laocainn, situated at the head of Fionn Loch, with Carnmore Lodge at its foot.<br /> <br /> Gairloch is made up of a string of crofting settlements on the north side of the Gair Loch. Poolewe is situated five miles away on the River Ewe where it flows into the sea loch Loch Ewe. Although the scenery between the two villages looks rugged, the climate in the area is kept warm by the Gulf Stream. The nearby Inverewe Gardens contain many sub-tropical plants which would not usually grow in Scotland.