assynt, mountains, dawn,quinaig, beinn garbh, canisp, suilven, cul mor, stac pollaidh,cul beag, ben mor coigach, panorama, photo

Assynt Mountains at Dawn

Traigh Geiraha, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides

Standing on Traigh Geiraha beach, north of Stornoway, as the warm light of dawn touched the clouds, this panorama laid bare the magnificent mountains of the north west of Scotland. Taken from over 50 miles away, the names of the mountains read like a hillwalkers paradise - Quinaig, Beinn Gharbh, Canisp, Suilven, Cul Mor, Stac Pollaidh, Cul Beag, Ben Mor Coigach. While these mountains might be just shy of Munro status (over 3,000ft), they have very distinctive characters as they rise above the low lying peat bogs. Photo © copyright by Graham Chalmers.