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5. The Knoydart Peninsula

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The Knoydart Peninsula

The Knoydart peninsula is regarded by many as mainland Britain's most dramatic and unspoilt wilderness area. Flanked by Loch Nevis (Loch of Heaven) in the south, and Loch Hourn (Loch of Hell) to the north, Knoydart's knobbly green peaks sweep straight out to sea, shrouded for much of the time in a pall of grey mist.
 
To get to the heart of the peninsula, you catch a boat from Mallaig or Glenelg, or hike for a couple of days across rugged moorland and mountains and sleep rough in old stone bothies - most of which are marked on Ordnance Survey maps.
 
The Knoydart area supports around seventy people, most of whom live in the hamlet of Inverie. Nestled beside a sheltered bay on the south side of the peninsula, it has a pint-sized post office, a shop, and mainland Britain's most remote pub, the Forge, serving real ales and generous bar meals featuring freshly caught seafood.
 
For those making a flying visit 'between boats':
Explore the Inverie woods on a circular walk (pick up a leaflet from the Knoydart Forest Trust shelter or from the Knoydart Foundation display room)
Visit the Knoydart Foundation display and find out more about this special area
Visit the market garden & purchase local produce
Lunch in the Old Forge

For those staying a bit longer:
Do an RYA boat handling course with W A Marine & Environment
Hire a boat to go fishing, visit the islands or just to view our majestic coastline
Go photo stalking or explore Knoydart with a guide
Enjoy a day's deer stalking (during the season)

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