Ardgower Mountains from Ballachulish Scotland antique print

£20.00

Original antique chromolithograph of the Ardgower Mountains from Ballachulish from, “Souvenir of Scotland: its Cities, Lakes, and Mountains.” Published by T. Nelson and Sons, London, Edinburgh and New York, 1889.  Image size approx 5×3.4ins. Supplied mounted in 10×8 conservation antique white mount, ready to frame. Note: price shown is ex VAT

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Ardgower Mountains from Ballachulish Scotland antique print. Creach Bheinn is a prominent mountain in the Ardgour area in the west of Scotland. It is less steep and even less frequently climbed than its northern neighbour, Garbh Bheinn, but the views to the south and west to the islands are open and extensive. Sgurr Dhòmhnuill or Sgurr Dhòmhnaill is a mountain in western Scotland. The summit lies about 10 km (6.2 mi) north-east of Strontian. Although less than Munro-height, it is one of Britain’s biggest mountains in terms of relative height, since it is the highest peak on the Ardgour peninsula. Garbh Bheinn is a steep mountain in the Ardgour area in the west of Scotland. It is much more prominent, in both a general and topographic sense, than many Munros, but because it is under 3000 feet and in a geographically isolated area, it is relatively infrequently climbed. Like other summits in the Ardgour area, it has been cited by those who deride the obsession with Munro bagging. From the summit, there are extensive views east to Ben Nevis and the mountains of Glen Coe, and west to several islands. Ballachulish, from Scottish Gaelic Baile a’ Chaolais in Lochaber, Highland, Scotland, is centred on former slate quarries. The name Ballachulish (Ballecheles, 1522 – Straits town,) was more correctly applied to the area now called North Ballachulish, to the north of Loch Leven, but was usurped for the quarry villages at East Laroch and West Laroch, either side of the River Laroch, which were actually within Glencoe and South Ballachulish respectively.

 

 

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