Morvich - Loch Duich - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Taken around 11 in the morning, this was a race against the rain clouds moving rapidly up Loch Duich. This is a very tranquil spot to take in the surrounding hills and Lochs with easy access from the road.
Morvich - Loch Duich - FURTHER INFORMATION
Morvich - Loch Duich - Scottish Highlands visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Morvich - Loch Duich' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Highland.
Panorama from Morvich overlooking Loch Duich and the "Five Sisters of Kintail", a famously scenic ridge of peaks. Morvich is near the eastern end of Loch Duich.
This panoramic photograph was taken from the top of the monument and overlooks the A87 crossing the causeway before the village of Allt na Chruinn in Kintail. Nearby are Inverinate villages. The area to the left of the causeway at the head of the loch is Morvich, home of the Falls Of Glomach, entry point for some of the best hill walking in the area including the two day walk to Glen Affric. There is an excellent campsite here and an NTS Adventure School. Further west along Loch Duich is Eilean Donan Castle at Dornie and on past Balmacara Square towards Kyle of Lochalsh Harbour.
In the foreground you can see the remains of a house and a graveyard. Across the loch, the road turns off towards Glenelg (from where you can go "over the sea to Isle of Skye" on a small car ferry between Easter and October, check locally for availability). This road offers another stunning viewpoint looking back towards the location from where this panorama was taken. That viewpoint offers a famous view of these "Five Sisters" lined up side by side.
On the opposite side of Loch Long in the picture is the peak of Carn Bad a'Chreamha which rises up to 634m. The little settlements of Dornie, Ardelve, Conchra and Bundalloch which lie along Loch Long are also visible.
Travel and Getting There
Morvich lies on the A87 about 16 miles east of Kyle of Lochalsh. The A87 road passes all the way down Loch Duich past this point as it continues through Glen Shiel past Loch Cluanie towards Invergarry, Fort William and Inverness.