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The Minch, Ullapool

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Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
The Minch (Scottish Gaelic: An Cuan Sgitheanach, An Cuan Sgìth, Cuan na Hearadh, An Cuan Leòdhasach), also called North Minch, is a strait in north-west Scotland, separating the north-west Highlands and the northern Inner Hebrides from Lewis and Harris in the Outer Hebrides. It was known as Skotlandsfjörð ("Scotland's fjord/firth") in Old Norse.
The Lower Minch (an Cuan Canach), also known as the Little Minch, is the Minch's southern extension, separating Skye from the lower Outer Hebrides: North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist, Barra etc. It opens into the Sea of the Hebrides. The Little Minch is the northern limit of the Sea of the Hebrides.
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  • The Minch is a body of water that leads through Ullapool. There are stunning nature and the views are fantastic.  more »
  • We travelled on the Ullapool/Stornoway ferry on 10th August, and returned on 17th August. My sister is wheelchair bound, and has to exit from the car from the front passenger seat and be lifted into.....  more »

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