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The remotest place in Britain

According to the Telegraph the remotest place in Britain is near Carnmore in the Scottish Highlands. Grid reference NH02020 77000, height 2,000 feet. The greatest danger is being taken for a deer and being shot by a hunter.
“It all seemed so different from the comfort and warmth of home. When I rang Ordnance Survey the man had said, “Sure, no problem. We have that information on file. The remotest point in Britain is in north-west Scotland. We measure it by the distance from the nearest road (near Grudie). It’s 6.48 miles.”
Daily Telegraph

Images from the area:

NG9761 : Summit Cairn, Ruadh-stac Beag. by Chris Eilbeck


Yahoo Answers suggests Cape Wrath, the Assynt Peninsula or the Island of Foula, among others.

Geograph British Isles

Geograph British Isles is a remarkable site which aims to collect geographically representative photographs and information for every square kilometre of Great Britain and Ireland through the help of people sending in their photos. The picture above is of Geodha Glas by © Bob Jones who notes “View eastwards whilst descending from the signal station at Cape Wrath towards the jetty at Clais Chàrnach.” (Creative Commons L).