Morvich, Inverness-shire

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Gaelic: A’ Mhormhaich
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Remains of St Dubhthach's Church, Morvich
Grid reference: NG958207
Location: 57°13’54"N, 5°22’60"W
Post town: Kyle
Postcode: IV40 8
Local Government
Council: Highland

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

This place is within the estate of Kintail and Morvich, owned by the National Trust for Scotland, they operate a countryside centre and an outdoor centre in Morvich.[1] Morvich is also the location of the base for Kintail Mountain Rescue Team,[2] as well a campsite operated by The Caravan Club.[3]

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.

The A87 road passes by Morvich, the village of Inverinate is located about 2 miles west along the Loch Duich, while Shiel Bridge is about a mile to the southwest.



National Trust for Scotland emblem.svg
National Trust for Scotland
Grid reference: NG960210
Website: Kintail and Morvich

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 the land.[4]

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, 50 miles away on the east coast.

Gleann Choinneachain
Kintail Countryside Centre

Outside links

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  1. "Property Details for Kintail & Morvich". National Trust for Scotland. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  2. "The Team Base at Morvich". Kintail Mountain Rescue Team. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  3. "Link Details - Morvich Caravan Club Site". ScottishCamping. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  4. "Morvich to the Falls of Glomach". VisitScotland. Retrieved 20 February 2011.