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Gaelic: A’ Mhormhaich
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Morvich Outdoor Centre
Grid reference: NG958207
Location: 57°13’54"N, 5°22’60"W
Post town: Kyle
Postcode: IV40
Local Government
Council: Highland

Morvich is a very small settlement in Glen Shiel, Ross-shire. It lies near the southern end of Loch Duich, and to the north of Kintail, in Lochalsh. The name "Morvich" may be from the Gaelic for "sea plain" or "the carse".[1]

This place is within the estate of Kintail & Morvich, owned by the National Trust for Scotland, they operate a countryside centre and an outdoor centre in Morvich.[2] Morvich is also the location of the base for Kintail Mountain Rescue Team,[3] as well a campsite operated by The Caravan Club.[4]

The A87 road passes by Morvich, the village of Inverinate is located about two miles west along the Loch Duich, while Shiel Bridge is about a mile to the south-west.

Morvich is a popular starting point for hiking. Routes include the mountains of the Five Sisters of Kintail and Beinn Fhada, as well as to the Falls of Glomach, one of the highest waterfalls in Scotland.[5] A longer route is to hike from Morvich through to Glen Affric, via Gleann Chòinneachan or Gleann Lichd. The latter route is used by the Highland Cross, an annual duathlon from Morvich to Beauly in Inverness-shire, 50 miles away on the east coast.

The ruins of St Dubhthach's Church are to the west of Morvich, next to the A87. This church was dedicated to Saint Duthac in 1050. Next to the church is the Clachan Duich, the traditional burial ground of Clan Macrae.


("Wikimedia Commons" has material
about Morvich)
  1. "Place name database - Morvich". Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  2. "Property Details for Kintail & Morvich". National Trust for Scotland. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  3. "The Team Base at Morvich". Kintail Mountain Rescue Team. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  4. "Link Details - Morvich Caravan Club Site". ScottishCamping. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  5. "Morvich to the Falls of Glomach". VisitScotland. Retrieved 20 February 2011.