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Grand Tours of Scotland's Lochs

  • 2017
  • Season 1
  • 6 episodes
  • Documentary and factual
  • Nature

Summary

Paul Murton travels through the wilds surrounding Loch Etive, and also makes the journey from Loch Gairloch to Loch Maree.

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Episode 5: A Rock and a Hard Place

Summary

More than a billion years ago, the far north of Sutherland was struck by a meteorite and though the wreckage of this cataclysmic event has been almost completely worn away by time, the rocks in the landscape still bear some traces. Paul Murton examines these as he embarks on a journey from Lairg on Loch Shin to Lochinver and finally to the summit of Suilven - one of the most distinctive mountains in Scotland

Review

The weather takes a turn for the wetter as Paul Murton heads to the far north-west. He’s in Sutherland, whose imposing mountains and moorland bear witness to a dramatic past. An asteroid smashed into the area around Loch Shin some 1.2 billion years ago, and the region has become a favourite of geologists since the early 19th century.

As the mist and rain descend, Murton is thankful for the presence of the volunteers of the Assynt mountain rescue and their lovely collie Molly. He’s slightly less enthused when he has to crawl (“Imagine you’re searching under the bed”) through a cave system with some cheerful speleologists…

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  • Episode 5

    A Rock and a Hard Place

    Summary

    More than a billion years ago, the far north of Sutherland was struck by a meteorite and though the wreckage of this cataclysmic event has been almost completely worn away by time, the rocks in the landscape still bear some traces. Paul Murton examines these as he embarks on a journey from Lairg on Loch Shin to Lochinver and finally to the summit of Suilven - one of the most distinctive mountains in Scotland

    Review

    The weather takes a turn for the wetter as Paul Murton heads to the far north-west. He’s in Sutherland, whose imposing mountains and moorland bear witness to a dramatic past. An asteroid smashed into the area around Loch Shin some 1.2 billion years ago, and the region has become a favourite of geologists since the early 19th century.

    As the mist and rain descend, Murton is thankful for the presence of the volunteers of the Assynt mountain rescue and their lovely collie Molly. He’s slightly less enthused when he has to crawl (“Imagine you’re searching under the bed”) through a cave system with some cheerful speleologists…

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming providers below.

    Streaming

    Details

    Languages
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    PresenterPaul Murton
    UnknownHarry Bell
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