Corrachadh Mòr

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Corrachadh Mòr to the right and Mull in the distance as seen from the Ardnamurchan Point lighthouse

Corrachadh Mòr ETRS89 (56°42′56.20″N 6°13′40.6″W / 56.7156111°N 6.227944°W / 56.7156111; -6.227944; grid reference NM414662) is a small hillock on the Ardnamurchan peninsula in Lochaber, Highland, Scotland, notable for adjoining the most westerly point on the island of Great Britain. It is about 36 kilometres (22 mi) further west than Land's End in Cornwall.

Depending on which coordinates are used, this headland is 31 metres or 43 metres west of Ardnamurchan Point (about a kilometre to the north). The latter is commonly, but incorrectly, described as the most westerly point on the peninsula.

Corrachadh Mòr as seen from the Ardnamurchan Point lighthouse, in a photograph taken at local noon, when the sun lies due south of the location. Using this as a datum, the westerly extension of Corrachadh Mòr with respect to Ardnamurchan Point is clearly seen.

Corrachadh Mòr means 'great, tapering field' in Scottish Gaelic.

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