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An Teallach (The Forge), Dundonnell, Wester Ross, Scottish Highlands | by scotscapes
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An Teallach (The Forge), Dundonnell, Wester Ross, Scottish Highlands

One from the arcives this morning.

The mighty and beautiful An Teallach, bathed in rich low November light.


A little bit of info for those interested:


An Teallach is a mountain in Scotland. It lies to the southwest of Dundonnell and overlooks Little Loch Broom, in an area often nicknamed the "great wilderness". An Teallach means 'The Anvil' or 'The Forge' in Scottish Gaelic; although most scholars claim the latter is most correct as the mountain's name refers more to the colour of the terrain in certain lighting conditions, rather than shape.

The mountain is mostly made of Torridonian sandstone. Like the peaks around Torridon (for which the rock is named), An Teallach has terraced sides riven with steep gullies and a sharp rocky summit crest at Sgùrr Fiona. The steepest section, known as Corrag Bhuidhe, rises above Loch Toll an Lochain. Corrag Bhuidhe's most spectacular feature is an overhanging pinnacle known as Lord Berkeley's Seat.

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Taken on November 7, 2009