Ardnamurchan II: Landscape of Contrast
Ardnamurchan is a peninsula on the west coast of Scotland (Lochaber region of the Scottish Highlands) that comprises five geographical blocks, Ardnamurchan (incorporating the most westerly point of mainland Scotland and Britain), Ardgour, Moidart, Morvern, and Sunart. The area is dominated by sea loch scenery, temperate rainforest (oakwoods), barren mountains, and volcanic geology. Wildlife includes red deer, otter, common seal, and coastal birdlife. Geology underpins the wild landscape and rugged scenery of the Ardnamurchan Peninsula. The geological value of the region is acknowledged by Lochaber Geopark (one of only three Geoparks in Scotland). Ardnamurchan and Lochaber therefore make a fantastic contribution to Scotland's Geodiversity and landscape.