Saddell and Skipness

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Saddell and Skipness is a parish in Argyllshire forming the north-eastern part of the Kintyre peninsula. The eastern bounds of the parish are formed by Loch Fyne and extend some six miles south-easterly to Skipness Point, and then 24 miles south-westerly along Kilbrannan Sound. To the north-west lies Kilcalmonell; to the south-west Killean and Kilchenzie; and to the south Campbeltown.

Hamlets and villages in the parish include Carradale, Claonaig, Cour, Grogport, Saddell and Skipness. At Saddell village, near the right bank of Saddell Water, stand Saddell Castle and the ruins of Saddell Abbey.

Montains and hills

The surface is hilly everywhere, in places mountainous, the principal summits from north to south are:

  • Cruach Doire Leithe (1,236 feet)
  • Coire nan Capull (1,095)
  • Fuar Larach (886)
  • Creag Mhor (741)
  • Cnoc an Samhlaidh (866)
  • Deucharan Hill (1,081)
  • Cnoc nan Gabhar (753)
  • Beinn Bhreac (1,398)
  • Meall Donn (1,138)
  • Ben an Tuirc (1,491)
  • Cnocmalavilach (853)
  • Bord Mor (1,338).

Of these, Ben an Tuirc commands a magnificent view of seven Scottish and two Irish counties, from Corsill Point in Wigtownshire to Ben More in Mull and Ben Lomond in Stirlingshire.

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