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Knoydart Peninsula (Credit: Marg Greenwood)
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Knoydart Peninsula

The Knoydart Peninsula is one of the least accessible parts of the mainland Highlands, yet despite this it pulls people in from far and wide. Wild and unspoilt, this mountainous and beautiful finger of land lies between Loch Hourn to the north and Loch Nevis to the south. The main settlement of Inverie is home to over half the residents, some 120 people across the whole peninsula, and is also home to The Old Forge, famed as ‘Britain’s most remote pub’ and now community-owned too.

Inverie is accessible by ferry from Mallaig, but otherwise visitors who are not sailing to Knoydart, have to approach by foot. Of several challenging walking routes to choose from, the most popular with experienced hikers is via the bothy and rough camping area at Barrisdale Bay. Walking in to Inverie from this direction can be a strenuous two-day hike, though many choose to take longer, using the time to bag one or more of the peninsula’s three remote Munros, namely Ladhar Bheinn, Luinne Bheinn and Meall Buidhe.

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