Morar, Moidart & Ardnamurchan

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 Loch Moidart and Castle Tioram, Scotland  (VisitScotland)

Loch Moidart and Castle Tioram, Scotland (VisitScotland)

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Why Go To Morar, Moidart & Ardnamurchan?

Morar, Moidart and Ardnamurchan are three separate peninsulas on the west coast of Scotland, each with a distinctive flavour, but they are conveniently packaged into a single NSA (National Scenic Area) and that's fine by us. Just some of many things you can do in Morar, Moidart and Ardnamurchan that you can't do anywhere else...

  • Get to mainland Britain's most westerly point on Ardnamurchan
  • Gape, slack-jawed, at some of the whitest, sandiest beaches you'll ever see (so white they're known as the Silver Sands in Morar)
  • Soak up superb views of the Small Isles
  • See Britain's shortest river, deepest loch and second most famous monster, Morag, on Morar
  • Enjoy the Road to the Isles or one of the finest train journeys in the world, the West Highland line

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Multiple white sand beaches - well silver, actually, as they like to be known in Morar. Superb views to the Small Isles (Rum, Eigg, Muck and Canna) and beyond. Morar is home to Britain's shortest river, deepest loch and second most famous monster, Morag. Ardnamurchan is the most westerly part of mainland Britain, and its staggeringly good beaches include Sanna and Kentra Bay's Singing Sands.

The essential journey is very much the getting there, from Fort William or further south. There are two options: by car, the Road to the Isles is impressive enough, but taking the West Highland Line train allows you to sit back and properly enjoy the scenery, the only drawback being you go over the Glenfinnan Viaduct so can't actually see it up close.

 A very thrilling sunset somewhere in the vicinity of Morar, Moidart & Ardnamurchan, on Scotland's west coast  (Adam Major/Shutterstock)

A very thrilling sunset somewhere in the vicinity of Morar, Moidart & Ardnamurchan, on Scotland's west coast (Adam Major/Shutterstock)

Getting To Morar, Moidart & Ardnamurchan, Maps & Guides

Getting there: From Fort William, drive the Road to the Isles or catch the West Highland Line to Mallaig (get off at Morar or Arisaig) - 1.5 hrs.

Travel times from where you are: See Morar, Moidart & Ardnamurchan on Google Maps.

Maps: Find the right Ordnance Survey maps and / or get a month's free subscription to their excellent OS Maps app.

Guidebooks: Lonely Planet's Highlands and Islands or Rough Guides' equivalent.

Walking route guidance: WalkingHighlands.

Tourist board: Wild About Lochaber.


Even More Morar, Moidart & Ardnamurchan Adventure Inspiration

 Sanna Bay, Ardnamurchan, Scotland  (Adam Major/Shutterstock)

Sanna Bay, Ardnamurchan, Scotland (Adam Major/Shutterstock)

This neck of the woods features in Rough Guides' Best British Road Trips. Lonely Planet also seems to like the cut of the jib of the Road to the Isles. For a little historical enlightenment, read about the Seven Men of Moidart

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