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During a previous visit I had pretty much only travelled through Sunart and Moidart, so I had reserved a little bit more time for this visit. The morning we spent visiting some of the woodlands along Loch Sunart. Our first stop was at Ard Airigh, The High Shieling, where a nice walk leads through the woodlands:
Picture of a view over Loch Sunart Picture of woodlands
Picture of The Bay of Flies
We drove on to Sàilean Nan Cuileag, The Bay of Flies. Luckily the midges weren't too bad, so we had another nice walk through the woods to the bay. This natural harbour has been used for centuries, including the Vikings, who also gave names to various places around here (e.g. Sunart means Swein's Fjord).
Picture of trees arching over a clearing Picture of the Bay of Flies
Picture of a view near Dùn Ghallain Past Salen we drove to Dùn Ghallain on Ardnamurchan, unfortunately it turned out to be closed for some maintenance work. So we could only enjoy the view over Loch Sunart, still a very nice view.

By now it was lunchtime, heading back towards Salen we stopped at Camas Torsa for a picknick. I had stopped here for lunch before, so I knew it was a nice place for a break. We sat down at the picknick tables with our lunch and the newspapers we had bought in Strontian in the morning. A very relaxing and informative lunch ;-)

Picture of the view at Camas Torsa
Picture of Armin at Castle Tioram
Picture of a view over Loch Shiel
Picture of Castle Tioram
Just after Acharacle we turned off the A861 to visit Castle Tioram, or what is left of it to be precise. It was set on fire by its last occupant when he left to join the Jacobite Rising in 1715 (he didn't want it to fall into the hands of the Campbells of Argyll should he not return from the battle). Film buffs might recognise the castle, it was used during the filming of Highlander III and Rob Roy.

With a stop at a viewpoint over the southern tip of Loch Shiel our visit to Sunart and Moidart concluded, as we had to make our way to Mallaig to catch the ferry to the Isle of Skye.

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