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Landscapes Of Assynt

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  • 1. Landscapes of Assynt
  • 2. Assynt Geology in a nutshell at Knockan Crag Moine rocks Durness Limestone Salterella Grit Fucoid Beds Pipe Rock Basal Quartzite Torridonian Sandstone Lewisian Gneiss
  • 3. Knockan Crag The Moine Thrust Moine Schist Cambrian Limestone Mylonite
  • 4. View from the top of Knockan Crag
  • 5. Suliven The Torridonian Sandstone peak of Suliven
  • 6. Stac Pollaidh Composed of Torridonian Sandstone and Conglomerate deposited in rivers 1000 million years ago
  • 7. The Quartzite capped nunatak of Quinag
  • 8. Quinag and Loch Assynt
  • 9. Conival from Inchnadamph
  • 10. The Traligill Valley A dry valley. (Unless heavy rain). Dark grey limestone cliff to the north gently sloping pale limestone to the south with limestone pavement. The slope is a thrust plane, the older dark grey limestone has been thrust over the younger paler limestone. The river follows the line of this weakness even underground.
  • 11. Dry Waterfall in the Traligill
  • 12. Achmelvich Beach