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.
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.
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.