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Mainland Britain’s ‘most remote’ village with no roads in or out

Mainland Britain’s ‘most remote’ village with no roads in or out

Britain’s most remote mainland community is a stunning Scottish village, but it has no roads in or out and is only accessible by boat or a 24-mile mountainous hike.

Inverie, with a population of just 111, is the main village on the Knoydart peninsula in the Scottish Highlands located on the north side of Loch Nevis.

The network of single-track roads surrounding the village is not actually connected to the rest of the British road network, leaving transport options limited.

Those who don’t fancy the gruelling hike through the unforgiving terrain can opt for a six-mile ferry journey that runs several times a day from Mallaig on the west coast of the highlands.

There’s also a second ferry service, MV Western Isles, but this one is not as regular, only running on weekdays from April to October.

Inverie boasts two Guinness World Records because of its remoteness. One for being the most remote village in the UK, and another for the Old Forge pub – the remotest pub in mainland Great Britain.

It’s the furthest pub from roads connected to the national network in time and journey distance, and is a community-operated public house.

TikTok user PhilC84, who has built up a following by visiting and reviewing places not typically frequented by tourists, went to the pub and documented his experience.

After “pointing his car towards the Arctic and driving foer 600 miles”, Phil found himself at the Old Forge, which he said was “only for hardcore pub-goes”.

He said in his video: “Inverie is basically just a pub, a little shop and a post office. There’s a community hall, a restaurant for tourists and a brewery, which annoyingly was shut.”

Despite being about as off the beaten track as you can get, the village boasts a few bed and breakfasts, rental lodges, cottages, and a campsite.

Craig Dunn, the operations manager of the Knoydart Foundation, told MailOnline that the crime rate is more or less zero as the police have only been called to the peninsular about three times in the past 30 or 40 years

The Knoydar Foundation was set up in 1997 to give the community a stake in the ownership of the area and in its future. It provides housing and energy for Inverie’s residents and has guardianship of the land.