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Getting Wild in Ardnamurchan & Sunart

25 September 2021

“I’ve booked a week off work,” I thought. “Where the heck am I going to go?”

As the date approached for my planned time off, I suddenly realised that I had no idea where I was going to spend my holiday time.

I spent most of 2020 in my flat in London, not travelling, just working from home. I’m not normally the best at organising things, but successive lockdowns had made me almost totally inept at organising anything.

End result: all dressed up, with no place to go.

In a passing conversation, my Dad made a reference to the Ardnamurchan peninsula, on the west coast of Scotland.

I thought about its infamous place in the BBC Shipping Forecast, and I knew immediately that it was the destination to go to.

For the full highlights from my trip, scroll to the bottom of the page to check out my video.

About Ardnamurchan

Ardnamurchan (Ard-na-MURK-un) is a wild and utterly remote region of Scotland. It’s accessed either by ferry, or by a very long and convoluted road journey. It sits next to Sunart, an almost equally remote region.

MAP TO GO HERE :-)

Yet, it’s still on the Scottish mainland. In fact, its main claim to fame is that it includes Ardnamurchan Point, the most westerly point on the entire UK mainland. (Yes it’s even further West than Cornwall.)

What follows in this blog post is the highlights from my trip.

Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse

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Sanna Bay

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Camas nan Geall

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Hiking Ben Hiant

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Cycling around Laudale Estate

Sunart Camping & Cycles in Strontian village will rent you an e-MTB for the day for £50, which is expensive but so worth it. They’ll even deliver it to your accommodation if you’re staying nearby.

Ariundle Oakwood

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Kentra Moss

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Watch my film

I made a short film of my travels, all shot on iPhone, featuring many of the places I’ve talked about in this article. I hope you enjoy it.