Corrachadh Mòr

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Corrachadh Mòr to the right and Mull in the distance as seen from the Ardnamurchan Point 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 half a degree further west than Land's End in Cornwall.

Depending on which coordinates are used, this headland is 31 or 43 metres (102 or 141 ft) west of Ardnamurchan Point (and about a kilometre to its south). 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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