Ardnamurchan gallery

On our mission to bring you the best places to photograph Scotland’s great landscapes we have came across and fell in love with Ardnamurchan. We have just returned from a week there at the beginning of November and are updating our Ardnamurchan gallery.

Ardnamurchan point is the most westerly point on the British mainland. No surprise then to find it is marked by a famous Stevenson lighthouse.

Ardnamurchan point lighthouse from across a bay showing waves coming in and the Ilses of Eigg and Rum in the background

The lighthouse at Ardnamurchan point was built in 1849 by Alan Stevenson, uncle of Robert Louis Stevenson, whose family designed most of Scotland’s lighthouses over a period of 150 years. ©Mhairi Morrison 2012

The views of the lighthouse from many angles are stunning. When we arrived there one evening we found a few people gathered waiting for a potential west coast sunset that was about to fall just behind the island of Tiree. Sadly the clouds kept the best of the light to themselves. However, we went back several times and Mhairi waded through a few rocky burns  to get this one.

The roads around Ardnamurchan are all single track and follow the shore of Loch Sunart and across to small coastal hamlets such as Sanna, Portuairk,Kilmory and Ockle. Views across to the small isles of Eigg, Rum and Muck are often breathtaking and well worth the trip to the furthest reaches of the peninsula alone. Here is one of my favourite views.

Road with remote telephone box and sheep beside it looking over the sea to the isles of Eigg and Rum

On the road to the coastal villages of Kilmory and Ockle there is an excellent view north from the junction with the B8007 to the islands of Rùm, Eigg, Muck and Canna. ©Paul Carroll 2012

We stayed at Ardtoe where we met local fishermen and sailing enthusiasts who visit Arnamurchan by boat and take advantage of the isolated coves and beaches. Ardtoe has one of the finest and can be reached by road  just past Acharacle.

Cove at Ardtoe with a small boat and a beach and grassy slope leading to forest behind

There are plenty of isolated coves and sandy beaches around Ardnamurchan. Here is one near where we stayed in Ardtoe. ©Mhairi Morrison 2012

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About photographicviewscotland

Photographers of Scotland's landscape and remote places and arts and craft makers. Mhairi is also making needle felted animals under the name of the Woof in the Wool. We live in Abernethy in Perthshire, Scotland.
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8 Responses to Ardnamurchan gallery

  1. Elizabeth Krall says:

    Stunning images with great lighting. I love the way the lighthouse sits in its own bath of light in the top photo. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Catherine says:

    HI there. What a stunning photo of the phonebox! Would you be willing to let us use it on our facebook page with full credit and link to your fb? Kind regards, Ardnamurchan Tourist Association.

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