Melvaig Peninsula

A rectangular projection of land in Wester Ross, the Melvaig Peninsula extends into The Minch between Loch Ewe to the east and Loch Gairloch to the south. It extends to approximately 9 miles (15 km) long by 5 miles (8 km) wide. Rubha Reidh lies at its northwestern corner, while its highest point is An Cuaidh, which reaches 296m / 971 feet. The small crofting townships of Boor, Brae, Midtown, Inverasdale, Coast, Mellangaun and Cove are strung out along its east coast, with Big Sand, North Erradale, Peterburn, Aultgrishan and Melvaig on the west coast and Lonemore, Smithstown, Mial and Strath extending west from Gairloch. The A832 road cuts across the neck of the peninsula connecting Gairloch with Poolewe.

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