A unique photographic inspiration, guide and resource for the wonderful landscapes, mountains and sights of Scotland – featuring the photography of Jason Bonniface.
Foinaven (Foinne Bhein) and Arkle
Foinaven and its neighbour Arkle are amongst Scotland’s finest and starkly beautiful mountains; Foinaven is one of the highest Corbetts – it has several tops but its highest, Ganu Mor, is just short of Munro status at 911 metres or 2989 feet. Arkle is lower at 787 metres and is joined to its more illustrious neighbour by a dipping and sweeping swath of quartzite across Bealach Horn (513m) and Bealach an Easaine Uaine (388m), but it is a fine hill in its own right.
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Foinaven and Arkle lie at the north end of the Reay Forest chain of hills between the River Laxford to the south and Strath Dionard to the north. The peaks are formed from shattered Cambrian quartzite; Pipe Rock containing the fossilised burrows of worm like creatures, lying on top of the surrounding ancient lewisian gneiss basement rocks.
Saturday was a grey day in the far north, there was some mizzle in Caithness to start. The forecast had seemed okay so I set out with my boy to head west and do something. No firm plans, just a need (on my part) to get out of the house ... Read More
Back in July I had a free weekend that coincided with good weather in the north west. This generally seems to be a rare occurrence with good weather appearing to only happen during the working week. Whilst having climbed Ben Hope many times I had never spent a night high ... Read More
Just on the Sutherland side of the Sutherland/Caithness border is a deep geo, or coastal inlet, with a steep sided island called Wester Clett in the middle. Wester Clett has been popularly named "Puffin Island", which is fair enough given the number of puffins here in the summer months. The ... Read More