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Most Remote Places in the UK

In Alone Series 2 we see the contestants get dropped off and left to fend for themselves in the remote wilderness of Vancouver Island, Canada. Fortunatley, 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

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Lying 12 miles off the coast of Devon, Lundy Island is just 5km long and has less than twenty permanent residents. 

2. The Old Forge pub, Scotland

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Accessible by either an 18 mile hike or a 7 mile boat trip, The Old Forge Pub in Inverness-Shire is the most remote pub in the UK. 

3. Sandwood Bay, Scotland

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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 

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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. Dartmour, Devon 

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

6. Mourne Mountains

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

7. Foula, Shetland Island, Scotland

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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

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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

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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

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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.