Walks and Outdoor Activities
Whether it’s walking high into mountains or strolling along the edge of the many lochs or beaches, your options are almost limitless.
Quinag: A magnificent mountain which dominates the view over the croft to the east. Quinag has three peaks Spidean Coinich, Sail Gorm and Sail Gharbh which can be tackled separately or for the more energetic, in one day. A popular walk with clear paths, you can find the designated Quinag car park on the A894 about a 25-minute drive from the huts.
Suilven: One of Scotland’s finest and easily identifiable mountains, Suilven has an iconic status and is set amongst the cnoc and loch landscape of Assynt. Park in Lochinver free car park and start the walk just past Glencansip Lodge.
Other great mountain walks close by are Canisp, Cul Mor and Cul Beag and for the munro baggers amongst you, Cornival and Ben More Assynt can be reached from Inchnadamph where you will find free parking.
A little further afield towards the Summer Isles is Stac Polly (Stac Pollaidh ) which is great walk with stunning views.
LOW LEVEL WALKS
If the mountains are a challenge too far then there are many fabulous, lower level walks:
The old peat roads are interesting walking with Drumbeg’s only a mile away with the start next to the Secret Tea Garden where you can treat yourself to a hot chocolate/lunch on your return.
Old Man of Stoer is a spectacular sea stack. Start the walk from Stoer Lighthouse and walk along cliffs taking in the impressive coastal scenery. Also walk to the ordnance survey point for great 360 degree views of surrounding mountains. This is one of the best places in Assynt for whale and dolphin spotting.
Little Assynt is an all-abilities trail and has toilet facilities. The walk has stunning views across this wild landscape taking in two lochs enroute and the surrounding mountains. It can be accessed from the A837 a couple of miles outside of Lochinver.
Culag Wood: Located in Lochinver, this community-owned wood, with car parking, is a popular spot for year-round wild swimming as the paths lead through native woodland to the shore line.
There are many more – a little further afield are the Bone Caves of Inchnadamph and Knockan Crag set in the International Geo Park.