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Most Remote Places in the UK

Glen Coe Scotland
Lagangarbh Hut in Glen Coe, Scotland

In Alone we see contestants get dropped off and left to fend for themselves in a harsh remote wilderness. Fortunately, you don't have to go that far to experience being completely alone, as there are some incredibly remote spots right here in the UK. Just check out these ten isolated British places:

1. Lundy Island, Devon

Lundy Island, Devon
The South Lighthouse on Lundy Island, Devon, with Marisco Castle in the background.

Lying 12 miles off the coast of Devon, Lundy Island is just 5km long and has less than 20 permanent residents living alongside the island's seabirds.

2. The Old Forge pub, Scotland

The old forge pub
the old forge pub, Scotland

Accessible by either an 18 mile hike or a seven mile boat trip, The Old Forge Pub in Inverness-Shire is the most remote pub in the UK. 

3. Sandwood Bay, Scotland

Sandwood Bay, Scotland
The beach at Sandwood Bay

In the far north-west coast of mainland Scotland is Sandwood Bay, a mile long sandy beach. Only accessible by foot, it is a 4 mile walk away from the nearest road.

4. Bardsey Island, Wales 

Bardsey Island, Wales 
Bardsey Island, Wales 

Bardsey Island is 1.9 miles off the coast of Gwynedd, Wales. With a population of only 4, there's a legendary claim that this island is also the burial site of King Arthur. 

5. Dartmoor, Devon

Darmoor, Devon
Dartmoor, Devon

Dartmoor National Park, Devon boasts 365 miles of remote moorland - an ideal place to feel completely alone with nature. 

6. Mourne Mountains

The Mourne Mountains
The Mourne Mountains

Get there by foot or by rock climbing, the Mourne Mountains feature the highest mountain in Northern Ireland. 

7. Foula, Shetland Island, Scotland

Foula, Shetland Island
Foula, Shetland Island

Foula is the most remote inhabitable island in Britain, it has a population of less than 40 and is 20 miles west of Wells in the Shetland Islands. 

8. The Pennine Way

The Pennine Way
The Pennine Way

The Pennine Way is a National Trust footpath that takes you from Derbyshire to Scotland. Known as one of the toughest and most remote hikes in the UK, it is 268 miles long. 

9. Connemara, Ireland

Connemara, Ireland
Connemara, Ireland

Connemara is one of Ireland's most remote spots, and is cut off from the rest of Ireland by the lake Lough Corrib and is well known for its remote villages and even more remote natural beauty spots.

10. Blasket Islands, Ireland

Blasket Islands, Ireland
Blasket Islands, Ireland

With a population of none, the Blasket Islands are about as remote as it gets. Residents were forced to evacuate in 1953, after the Irish government deemed it a too dangerous and remote a place to live. Accessible by boat, you can explore the abandoned houses today.