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An amazing walk in a remote location. Driving there feels like you are travelling to the end of the earth!
Ardnamurchan Point is the westernmost point of the British mainland and both it and the lighthouse there are worth a visit while you are in the area. The location is of geological interest – the rocky walls rising behind the small crofting community of Sanna are the remains of a volcano. Achnaha which lies on the minor road to Sanna, is about the centre of the crater.
On reaching Sanna beach the route meanders along it – an idyllic picnic spot in good weather – and returns via its hinterland before retracing the outward route. There are two possible short extensions-
1) explore the headland beyond Sanna Bay (approx. 1.5km) The key to this is the footbridge by the white house with the blue door at waymark 6. Once over the stream there is a circular route which takes in the various rocky outcrops, also other paths linking the outcrops, the highest of which is marked by a cairn.
2) explore the abandoned settlement of Plocaig about 500m ENE of Sanna. I did not do this but an obvious route is apparent from the top of the highest outcrop in the form of a definite path by the watercourse heading in that direction. Anyone who does it please give feedback for others.

Note to dog owners – there are no stiles on this walk but the whole area of the beach and its environs are communal grazing land so you are likely to encounter sheep.

Scotland - Highlands and Islands - Highland - Lochaber


Birds, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Sea