The Knoydart peninsula – a rugged landscape of wild mountains and lonely sea lochs – is the only sizeable area in Britain that remains inaccessible to the motor car, cut off by miles of rough country and the embracing arms of Lochs Nevis and Hourn (Gaelic for the lochs of Heaven and Hell). The main reasons for visiting are to climb the 1020m peak of Ladhar Bheinn (laar-ven), or just to enjoy the feeling of remoteness. There's no TV and no mobile-phone reception; electricity is provided by a private hydroelectric scheme.
No road penetrates this wilderness of rugged hills – Inverie, its sole village, can only be reached by ferry from Mallaig, or on foot from the remote road's end at Kinloch Hourn (a tough 16-mile hike). A 4WD track leads northwest from Inverie for 7 miles to the outposts of Doune and Airor, which offer even more remote accommodation options.