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Suilven and Canisp from Loch Swordalain, Lochinver
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QZP40_CARD_3754
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Lochinver
DISTRICT
Assynt
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SUTHERLAND: Assynt
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Highland Libraries
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35590
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mountains
lochs
Suilven and Canisp from Loch Swordalain, Lochinver

Canisp is a mountain in the far north west of Scotland, it is situated in the parish of Assynt 25 kilometres north of the town of Ullapool. Canisp reaches a height of 2779 feet and qualifies as a Corbett and Marilyn hill. The mountain's name translates from the Old Norse language as "White Mountain."

Suilven is one of the most distinctive mountains in Scotland. Lying in a remote area in the far northwest of Sutherland, it rises almost vertically from a wilderness landscape of moorland, bogs and lochans known as Inverpolly.

The mountain forms a steep-sided ridge some 2 km in length. The highest point, known as Caisteal Liath (the Grey Castle in Scottish Gaelic), lies at the northwest end of this ridge.

There are two other summits: Meall Meadhonach (Round Middle Hill) at the central point of the ridge is 723 m high, whilst Meall Beag (Round Little Hill) lies at the south-eastern end.

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Suilven and Canisp from Loch Swordalain, Lochinver

SUTHERLAND: Assynt

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Canisp is a mountain in the far north west of Scotland, it is situated in the parish of Assynt 25 kilometres north of the town of Ullapool. Canisp reaches a height of 2779 feet and qualifies as a Corbett and Marilyn hill. The mountain's name translates from the Old Norse language as "White Mountain."<br /> <br /> Suilven is one of the most distinctive mountains in Scotland. Lying in a remote area in the far northwest of Sutherland, it rises almost vertically from a wilderness landscape of moorland, bogs and lochans known as Inverpolly.<br /> <br /> The mountain forms a steep-sided ridge some 2 km in length. The highest point, known as Caisteal Liath (the Grey Castle in Scottish Gaelic), lies at the northwest end of this ridge. <br /> <br /> There are two other summits: Meall Meadhonach (Round Middle Hill) at the central point of the ridge is 723 m high, whilst Meall Beag (Round Little Hill) lies at the south-eastern end.