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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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  • Caught a cod so pretty happy. saw the lobster and shrimp farm and the guy gave me some of theses too so a brilliant day!  more »
  • I like this body of water a lot, especially on a misty day crossing in the comfort of a CalMac ferry. There is so much to see, it is a constant delight as this island pops up or a fishing boat grumble...  more »
  • Smooth crossing. Weather quite hospitable. Good view of exercise joint warrior warships from the observation deck on journey to stornoway. Good onboard facilities, though wifi iffy. Idea for cal mac -...  more »