Corrachadh Mor in the Highlands of Scotland is the most westerly point in the UK [excluding Rockall]: 56deg42'N, 6deg13'W. This is a tiny mound in Lochaber, Scotland, on the Ardnamurchan peninsula. This location of the United Kingdom is solely remarkable for being next to the island's furthest westerly point. The two points are separated by just under 20 miles (30 km).
Loch Coruisk is a small loch only about 500 metres long but with depths up to 25 metres. It is located in west Co. Galway, Ireland. Coruisk means "spear" in Irish, and the lake was so called because it used to be possible to spear fish in its waters.
Lough Neagh is a large freshwater loch in Northern Ireland. It is also known as Lagan ogah or the "Lake of the Black Pool". The name comes from an ancient legend which says that a giant named Fionn mac Cumhaill drowned his enemies in a pool near here called Cluain Mic Mhuirthearraigh - the Lake of the Red-Eyes.
Loch Ness is a large freshwater loch in the Highland council area of Scotland. It is also known as Loch Ness, Loch a' Bhriog, or Loch na Sgeire ("lake of the serpent"), and lies between the towns of Inverness and Fort William.
Location of Ardnamurchan Point Ardnamurchan Point is located in Lochaber, Highland, Scotland, near the western extremity of the Ardnamurchan peninsula. Ardnamurchan Lighthouse is located 1.1 kilometers (0.68 miles) north of Corrachadh Mor, the island's most westerly point, which is a few meters farther west than the Point. The lighthouse was built in 1854 and is still operational.
Time and again we are told that the most westerly point in Scotland is Corrachadh Mor. This is not true. The most westerly point in Scotland is actually Ardnamurchan Point. Corrachadh Mor is only a small island off the coast of Ardnamurchan Peninsula. They are two different things. If you want to find the most westerly point in Scotland then it is actually Corrachadh Mor but if you want to find the most westerly part of the country then it is the Ardnamurchan Peninsula.
The misconception about Corrachadh Mor being the most westerly point in Scotland comes from the fact that there is also a lighthouse on the island. However, this doesn't change the fact that it isn't the most westerly point of the country.
Scotland is a large country with lots of islands including North Sea Islands. The most westerly point in Scotland is actually Ardnamurchan Point instead of Corrachadh Mor.
The Land's End Land's End is the furthest westerly point on the Cornish mainland and in England. It lies within the civil parish of Lanteglos-by-Sea, about 8 miles (13 km) south of Penzance.
The westernmost point on the British Isles is a matter of some debate. The Ordnance Survey claims that it is the western tip of Skomer Island but the Maritime Authority insists that it is West Penwith Point on the west coast of Cornwall. In any case, both points are very close to the boundary with Pembrokeshire, Wales.
Another disputed point is the westernmost point on continental Europe. The French government claims that it is Cap Faron in the Fréjus Road Tunnel on the A6 motorway near Cannes. However, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, this claim cannot be verified because the official record holder for the world's farthest west point is St Michael's Mount, which is controlled by the Church of England and can only be visited on certain days.
The Cornish language has been declared extinct by the Government. There are about 150 people who speak the language daily.
The United Kingdom is located off Europe's northern coast and is bounded by Ireland, the Atlantic Ocean, the Celtic Sea, the Irish Sea, the North Sea, and the English Channel. The United Kingdom is located in the northern hemisphere. The Prime Meridian, on the other hand, divides the United Kingdom in half, dividing it into the eastern and western hemispheres. The island of Great Britain lies at the heart of the United Kingdom.
Great Britain is made up of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. These are divided by three geographical borders: the English Channel (between England and France), the Scottish Highlands (between Scotland and Ireland), and the South West Peninsula (between Cornwall and Devon).
England consists of the counties of Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Cleveland, Cumberland, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Durham, East Sussex, Essex, Gloucestershire, Greater London, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, North Yorkshire, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, Somerset, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Tyne and Wear, Warwickshire, Westmorland, Wiltshire, Worcestershire.
The Scottish Western Isles (Gaelic: Eilean Siar) are a Scottish council area in the Atlantic Ocean off the northwestern coast of the Scottish peninsula that includes the Outer Hebrides islands. It has a population of about 55,000 people.
The Western Isles are divided into six local government districts: Argyll and Bute, Campbeltown, Highland, Islay, Lewis. The island group forms part of the traditional county of Argyll and Bute, although this is now only applied regionally by the Scottish Government. The Western Isles include two national parks: Iona National Park and St Kilda National Historic Site.
They lie about 250 miles west of Glasgow on the north-west corner of Scotland. The islands form part of the Highland region but have their own airport, ferry service, and capital city - Stornoway.
Did you know? The Western Isles are one of the most remote places in Europe. There are no roads across any of the islands except for minor paths or tracks. The islands are connected to the mainland by two bridges. One bridge connects the Isle of Mull with the Scottish mainland at Fort William, while the other crosses from Eriskay to South Uist.
People often say that the West Highlands and Islands are unique because there's so much space.