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TITLE
Ben Liathach, The Sentinel of Glen Torridon
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_1432
PLACENAME
Glen Torridon
DISTRICT
Lochcarron
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Applecross
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
33355
KEYWORDS
postcards
Ross-shire
Ross and Cromarty
Wester Ross
glens
hill
mountain ridges
visitor centres
tourism
Ben Liathach, The Sentinel of Glen Torridon

This postcard shows the mountain Liathach at he head of Glen Torridon. The Liathach ridge rises to a height of 3456 feet (1054 metres) at its highest point. It belongs to the Torridon group of mountains, one of the highest ranges in Britain and 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. Other mountains in the range are Beinn Alligin (3230 feet, 985 metres) and the nine peaks of Beinn Eighe, which rises to 3313 feet (1010 metres) at Ruadh-stac Mor. 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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Ben Liathach, The Sentinel of Glen Torridon

ROSS: Applecross

postcards; Ross-shire; Ross and Cromarty; Wester Ross; glens; hill; mountain ridges; visitor centres; tourism

Highland Libraries

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This postcard shows the mountain Liathach at he head of Glen Torridon. The Liathach ridge rises to a height of 3456 feet (1054 metres) at its highest point. It belongs to the Torridon group of mountains, one of the highest ranges in Britain and 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. Other mountains in the range are Beinn Alligin (3230 feet, 985 metres) and the nine peaks of Beinn Eighe, which rises to 3313 feet (1010 metres) at Ruadh-stac Mor. Much of the land in the area belongs to the National Trust for Scotland which runs a visitor centre at Torridon.