Prints of An Teallach
Gallery Quality Panoramic and Landscape Prints
An Teallach, 1,058 metres (3,473 ft), is one of Scotland’s most striking and popular mountains and lies to the south and west of Dundonnell, overlooking Little Loch Broom on the northern edge of an area known by many as “The Great Wilderness”. An Teallach means ‘The Forge’ a name which is entirely appropriate when the rocks of its eastern flanks are perfectly illuminated at sunrise, of which an image features amongst my prints of An Teallach.
The mountain is comprised of terraced Torridonian sandstone carved by glaciers into steep gullies and a sharp rocky crest. An overhanging pinnacle known as Lord Berkeley’s Seat crowns the steepest section, known as Corrag Bhuidhe, that rises high above the lovely Loch Toll an Lochain.
The backbone of the mountain runs from north to south and rises up from the shores of Little Loch Broom to the north. The mountain projects three great ridges to the east that enclose two large corries, Glas Tholl and Toll an Lochan, the latter of which cradles the remote and beautiful Loch Toll and Lochan. The atmosphere here is haunting with tall cliffs of Torridonian Sandstone rising high above the lonely lochan.
The mountain is seen at its best from the east, either from the moorland above Dundonnell where there are several fine isolated lochans that provide excellent foreground to the mountain’s steep slopes, or more distantly from beside Loch Droma where the road between Inverness and Ullapool crosses the wide and flat expanse of the Dirrie More.
My limited collection of prints of An Teallach currently focuses on these two locations but will be extended over the coming autumn and winter.