The southern Moine Thrust Belt is characterised by only local
development of imbricate thrust systems. For much of the area the Moine Thrust
glides over an undeformed footwall - so-called "smooth slip", carrying thin
slices of deformed Torridonian and Lewisian rocks. There are two large thrust
sheets further south, the Kinlochewe and Kishorn sheets. These may have been
continuous. The Kishorn sheet continues onto Skye and contains large scale folds.
The Torridon area, where the eponymous group of sandstones of the foreland is
very thick, includes large scale imbricate systems that form the Achnashellach
culmination. To explore sites in the southern Moine Thrust Belt - click
here for the summary map
The photograph shows the Kinlochewe Thrust at Mullach Coire
Mhic Fhearchair - one of the more remote parts of the thrust belt. Sometimes
it has no snow on it too.