The Knoydart 7 Scotland
Few areas in Great Britain attract more superlatives than Knoydart. This wild, remote mountain peninsula bounded by the fjord-like lochs of Nevis (meaning heaven) and Hourn (meaning hell) encapsulates the unique character of the Western Highlands so well. At its heart is Ladhar Bheinn: its combination of mountain grandeur and remoteness perfected by the close presence of the sea. Against this backdrop Digby Harris completed a solo, unsupported, on-sight run linking seven Munros and took 15 hours 34 minutes. The run, which took place in 2009, started from Inverie, covered some 39 miles, ascended some 17,000 feet and traversed some of Scotland’s roughest, toughest terrain: the Rough Bounds of Knoydart are so named for a reason! See below for a copy of Digby’s article and for links to information about Knoydart. John Fleetwood had previously completed a 55 mile, 26,500' round in 2004 - see below for link to John's blog.
It has nothing to do with running, of course, so you would not be interested to know that Inverie, which has to be reached by ferry, is also home to the Old Forge which is, according to the Guiness Book of Records, the most remote pub in mainland Britain! So there would be really no reason to go there apart from to repeat this run!
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Use in conjunction with OS Explorer Map 413 Knoydart, Loch Hourn & Loch Duich (1:25000)
As you would expect this is an informal adventure run without registrations or time limits. Why not share your experience on facebook to inspire other runners to have a go!
Links and Further Information
The Knoydart 7 – a very llinear round. - An article by Digby Harris (taken from The Fellrunner, Summer 2009)
Knoydart - getting there and staying there – on The Knoydart Foundation website
The Old Forge, Knoydart - up a mountain, down a beer!
A wild round: Knoydart's 7 peaks - Article by Mark Holland (appeared in The Fellrunner, Spring 2015)
w.mountaindays.net - details of the Knoydart Munros.
Where there is a recorder please contact them to log your completion. In addition, or if there isn't a recorder, you are invited to share your experience on the gofar facebook page to encourage and inspire other runners to have a go!
All the routes on this site require proven mountain running experience. You undertake them entirely at your own risk. Please take full mountain safety precautions at all times. Always ensure you carry sufficient clothing, food and equipment to cope with dramatic changes in the weather conditions! Appropriate insurance cover is recommended.
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The object of this website is to provide a single, ready source of information on the ultra-distance mountain challenges which have been developed over the past three or more decades. It now offers a diverse range of long and "short", old and recent, formal and informal routes from around the UK to encourage runners of all ages and abilities to have a go, subject to proven mountain experience in all conditions.
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