The Five Sisters by Motorhome

Ullapool Camping

The Five Sisters of Kintail

Morvich Campsite is an excellent spot for hill walkers Motorhomers and ‘Munro Baggers’ and is close to great walking routes. One of the most famous is the Five Sisters walk, a trek that will take you between eight and 10 hours.

Legend has it that a local chief had seven daughters and two of them were betrothed to two Irish brothers who promised to return with their five brothers who would then marry the remaining five sisters.
To preserve their beauty while they waited a witch doctor from Kintail turned the five remaining sisters into the five beautiful mountains we now call, ‘The Five Sisters.’ One of the girls although beautiful, was a little on the plump side.
The brothers never returned so the girls couldn’t be transformed back.

This story is not strictly true. I have researched the tale and found that one brother, Shuggie, did in fact return.

Shuggie had this to say;

‘Ah, begora!

Sure, I’d like to find a girl so big and fat
That when you go to hug her
You don’t know where you’re at
You have to take a piece of chalk in your hand
And hug-a-bit and chalk-a-bit
To see where you began
One day I was a-hugging and a-chalking and a-begging her to be my bride
When I met another fellow with some chalk in his hand
Coming around the other side, over the mountains
Coming around the other side.’

Joe Sharp


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