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TITLE
Hills to the West of Strathpeffer and Loch Maree
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_U_8131048_P019
PLACENAME
Loch Maree
DISTRICT
Gairloch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Gairloch
PERIOD
1900s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
38342
KEYWORDS
hills
mountains
lochs
landscapes
munros
saints
Hills to the West of Strathpeffer and Loch Maree

West of Strathpeffer there are many hills. This photograph shows Garbh Coire Mor and An Coileachan at the eastern end of the group of mountains called the Fannichs (or Fannaichs), north of Loch Fannich. An Coileachan is 3028ft high and has a broad, rounded top. Its name originates from the Gaelic for 'little cock'. Garbh Coire Mor is the name of the corrie descending the mountain.

Loch Maree is between Kinlochewe and Gairloch. It is over 12 miles long and just over 2 miles wide at its widest point. The name commemorates St Maelrubha who came over from Ireland and founded a monastery at Applecross in 671AD. On one of the many islands stands the ruins of a chapel also established by St Maelrubha. Two thirds of the loch is flanked by mountains, including Slioch at 3,220ft. The south-west shore forms part of the Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve.

This photograph is from the book 'Picturesque Ross-shire, Strathpeffer and Dingwall' published in Dingwall, circa 1900

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Hills to the West of Strathpeffer and Loch Maree

ROSS: Gairloch

1900s

hills; mountains; lochs; landscapes; munros; saints

Highland Libraries

West of Strathpeffer there are many hills. This photograph shows Garbh Coire Mor and An Coileachan at the eastern end of the group of mountains called the Fannichs (or Fannaichs), north of Loch Fannich. An Coileachan is 3028ft high and has a broad, rounded top. Its name originates from the Gaelic for 'little cock'. Garbh Coire Mor is the name of the corrie descending the mountain.<br /> <br /> Loch Maree is between Kinlochewe and Gairloch. It is over 12 miles long and just over 2 miles wide at its widest point. The name commemorates St Maelrubha who came over from Ireland and founded a monastery at Applecross in 671AD. On one of the many islands stands the ruins of a chapel also established by St Maelrubha. Two thirds of the loch is flanked by mountains, including Slioch at 3,220ft. The south-west shore forms part of the Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve.<br /> <br /> This photograph is from the book 'Picturesque Ross-shire, Strathpeffer and Dingwall' published in Dingwall, circa 1900