NORTH COAST 500 Day 3

NORTH COAST 500 Day 3

Durness to Lochinver

Mighty Suilven

An astonishing landscape now awaits south of Durness. Amazing Assynt which is believed to have inspired Tolkein to create mythical Middle Earth.I feel I run out of words to describe this western coastline and mountain landscape from here down to Torridon. I’ve not yet found anywhere else on earth to equal Scotland’s West Highlands and Islands coastline for sublime beauty. Assynt itself is a land of Inselberg mountains  – each rises splendid and isolated from the knolly, rock – and –  lochan strewn landscape giving this area a very unique look.Some people have reported feeling almost intimidated by it.For many others,  including one of our finest poets, Norman MacCaig, it becomes an obsession.For more photos of the area – https://flic.kr/s/aHskeaRmCc

 

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