Suilven, Lairg IV27 4LW, UK
Suilven is a mountain in Scotland. Lying in a remote area in the west of Sutherland, it rises from a wilderness landscape of moorland, bogs, and lakes. Suilven forms a steep-sided ridge some 2 km in length. The summit of the mountain is broad and grassy, though it is almost totally surrounded by vertical cliffs. All routes to Suilven are around 25 km in length over rough terrain.
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Stac Pollaidh is a mountain in the Northwest Highlands of Scotland. The peak displays a rocky crest of Torridonian sandstone, with many pinnacles and steep gullies. The ridge was exposed to weathering as a nunatak above the ice sheet during the last Ice Age, while the ice flow carved and scoured the sides of the mountain. Due to its relatively low height of just over 2000 feet, fine views, and ease of access from a road it has become a very popular peak to climb.
Ardvreck Castle is a ruined castle dating from the 16th century which stands on a rocky promontory jutting out into lake Assynt in Sutherland, Scotland. The castle was built in about 1590, Ardvreck is famous as the place where Montrose- viceroy and captain general of Scotland was handed over in 1650 to the Covenanter forces by MacLeod, Laird of Assynt.
Handa Island is an island off the west coast of Sutherland, Scotland. It is 309 hectares (760 acres) and 123 metres (404 ft) at its highest point. The island is of national importance for its birdlife and maritime vegetation. Handa is composed of Torridonian red sandstone and surrounded by cliffs covered with birds, which includes puffins, razorbills and guillemots.
An Teallach is a complex mountain massif, with ten distinct summits over 3,000 feet (914.4 m). An Teallach means 'The Anvil' or 'The Forge' in Scottish Gaelic. An Teallach has terraced sides riven with steep gullies and a sharp rocky summit crest. The steepest section, known as Corrag Bhuidhe has an overhanging pinnacle known as Lord Berkeley's Seat.
Corrieshalloch Gorge is a gorge situated about 20 km south of Ullapool, near Braemore in the Scottish Highlands. The gorge is approximately 1.5 km long, 60 m deep, and 10 m wide at its lip. The 46 meter-high Falls of Measach can be viewed from a viewing platform and a Victorian suspension footbridge.
Inverewe Garden is a botanical garden in the Scottish Highlands. It is noted for the breadth of its collection. The garden was created from barren land in 1862 by Osgood Mackenzie on the 850-hectare (2,100-acre) estate bought for him by his mother. In order to provide a wind break and soil, he planted a mixture of large trees and shrubs. Having done so his vision was to grow as many exotic plants as possible; this he achieved until his death in 1922.
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Highland is a council area in the Scottish Highlands and is the largest local government area in the United Kingdom. Though relatively populous for a Scottish council area, it is also sparsely populated. At 9.0 per km2 in 2012, the population density is less than one seventh of Scotland's as a whole.