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The Minch, Ullapool

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The Minch, also called North Minch, is a strait in north-west Scotland, separating the north-west Highlands and the northern Inner Hebrides from Lewis and Harris in the Outer Hebrides. It was known as Skotlandsfjörð in Old Norse.The Lower Minch, also known as the Little Minch, is the Minch's southern extension, separating Skye from the lower Outer Hebrides: North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist, Barra etc. It opens into the Sea of the Hebrides. The Little Minch is the northern limit of the Sea of the Hebrides.GeographyThe Minch and Lower Minch form part of the Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland, as defined by the International Hydrographic Organization.The Minch ranges from 14to wide and is approximately 70mi long. It is believed to be the site of the biggest meteorite ever to hit the British Isles. The Lower Minch is about 15mi wide. In June 2010 Eilidh Macdonald became the first person to swim across it from Waternish Point on Skye to Rodel on Harris, in a time of 9.5 hours.
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  • Very impressed by this surprisingly large modern boat. Decent food, reasonably priced and varied. The boat is just three years old and finished in attractive light wood. The staff were friendly, and t...  more »
  • Crossing the Minch from Stornaway to Ullapool on the CalMac Ferry was great. Terrific views from the top observation deck. Try to get in line early to snag a seat on the observation deck, or a window ...  more »
  • The seating on this ferry (Loch Seaforth)is not adequate. It is very uncomfortable (it is terrible) and not enough seating either. If you want to book a trip to the Isle of Lewis then plan well in adv...  more »
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