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Beinn Eighe from Loch Clair, Glen Torridon
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_1436
PLACENAME
Loch Clair
DISTRICT
Lochcarron
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Applecross
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
33359
KEYWORDS
postcards
Ross-shire
Ross and Cromarty
Wester Ross
hill
mountain
lochs
glens
visitor centres
tourism
Beinn Eighe from Loch Clair, Glen Torridon

This postcard shows a view of Beinn Eighe reflected in Loch Clair, Glen Torridon. Beinn Eighe is a nine-peaked ridge which rises to 3313 feet (1010 metres) at Ruadh-stac Mor. 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 Liathach (3456 feet, 1054 metres). 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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Beinn Eighe from Loch Clair, Glen Torridon

ROSS: Applecross

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

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This postcard shows a view of Beinn Eighe reflected in Loch Clair, Glen Torridon. Beinn Eighe is a nine-peaked ridge which rises to 3313 feet (1010 metres) at Ruadh-stac Mor. 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 Liathach (3456 feet, 1054 metres). Much of the land in the area belongs to the National Trust for Scotland which runs a visitor centre at Torridon.