Ardmair

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Coordinates: 57°56′N 5°11′W / 57.93°N 05.19°W / 57.93; -05.19

Ardmair
Ardmair Bay Holiday Homes.jpg
Holiday homes at Ardmair
Ardmair is located in Highland
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 Ardmair shown within the Highland council area
OS grid reference NH1198
Civil parish Lochbroom
Council area Highland
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
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UK Parliament Ross, Skye and Lochaber
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Ardmair (Scottish Gaelic: Àird Mhèar) is a village in Wester Ross, in the North West Highlands of Scotland. A fishing village, Ardmair is located 3 miles (4.8 km) north of Ullapool along the A835 road.[1] It is a popular holiday resort, with a caravan site and a number of holiday homes. During the holidays, visitors can hire a boat from the beach at Ardmair, including canoe boats.[2] The peak of Ben Mor Coigach is to the north, and is sometimes climbed by people staying in Ardmair.[3]

Ardmair lies on the shores of Loch Kanaird. The River Kanaird flows into Loch Kanaird to the north of Ardmair Point; it rises in the hills to the north-east of Ullapool.

On the right hand side of Ardmair Bay is Isle Martin, about a kilometre from Ardmair Point at its nearest point. This island is managed as a nature reserve, and was owned by the RSPB until 1999. On 3 May 1999 ownership of the island passed to a charitable trust formed by the local community, who agreed to assume responsibility for the island.[4] A passenger ferry running from Ardmair to Isle Martin operates during the summer.

Ardmair Bay and Loch Kanaird. The peak of Ben Mor Coigach can be seen in the background


References[edit]

  1. ^ Townsend, Chris (2010). Scotland: The World's Mountain Ranges. Cicerone Press Limited. p. 436. ISBN 1-85284-442-6. 
  2. ^ "Ardmair Point". The Guardian. May 12, 2007. Retrieved October 18, 2010. 
  3. ^ Poucher, William Arthur (2006). The Scottish Peaks (9 ed.). g. p. 56. ISBN 0-7112-2406-4. 
  4. ^ "About the house". Ardanair..btinternet. Retrieved October 18, 2010. [dead link]