The land is generally mountainous (including the well walked peaks of Sgurr Thuilm and Sgurr nan Coireachan and Streap) and divided by rivers and lochs.  From east to west Loch Eil and Loch Ailort form much of the south boundary, touching Loch Shiel at Glenfinnan, with Loch Arkaig and Loch Morar to the north.  The Moidart & Ardgour SPA (Golden Eagle breeding) stretches into part of the area but otherwise the land is not designated for any special conservation or landscape interest.