Day 136 : Kingairloch – Fiunary

Kingairloch is quite a remote place  where all the roads are single track. South of Kingairloch is Glensanda with the biggest granite quarry in the British Isles.

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The granite is transported by ships as there are no public roads to the quarry. Apparently it provided granite linings for the British side of the Channel tunnel.

In this area there are not many marked tracks on the maps so you make your own route. Because of it’s remoteness I guess that the landscape has not changed that much over time. I found it refreshing and exhilarating walking along on this fine day, but it would be very different on a bleak winter day.

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I skip along Gleann Geal, part of the Ardtornish Estate. There are woodland walks through here but I stick to the road.

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Loch Aline is an inlet off the Sound of Mull and at the head of the loch are two castles. One is Kinlochaline, a fortress which was inhabitable but has now been made into a home. The other is Ardtornish castle which is just a ruin sitting on a rocky promitory.

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Lochaline is the main village on Morven and sits at the mouth of Loch Aline. From here you can get a ferry to Fishnish on the Isle of Mull. There is also a shop, diving school and a hotel in the village.

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I follow the road up the coast along the Sound of Mull past Savary  to Fiunary.