Tourist Attractions

The list below is a sample of what is available locally and within easy driving distance.  For further details, go to the Discover Assynt website.

Walking: everything from strenuous Munro-bagging to the gentle All Abilities Path at Leitir Easaidh.  A selection of walks my be found on the Walk Highlands website; see also the Mountaineering Scotland site.  There is an outstanding local Ranger Service in Lochinver, with guided walks throughout the summer months.

Extensive views everywhere!  -  from the sitting room at Achard to viewpoints at Drumbeg and Kylesku.

Wildlife: much to see all around - the Assynt Field Club website has lots of information, including details of meetings and walks.  Near Lochinver visit the Culag Community Woodland Trust woodlands; birdwatchers will enjoy a trip to Handa Island and there are National Nature Reserves at Loch a'Mhuilinn and Knockan Crag

Geological interest  North West Highlands Geopark

Shooting and fishing  -  with the Assynt Crofters Trust and the Assynt Foundation; see Assynt Angling Information and Research for all the angling information you’re likely to need.

Astronomy and Star Gazing: the absence of light pollution over much of Assynt makes it a splendid place to star gaze when the skies are clear, with the Milky Way clearly visible on dark nights.  See the Good Stargazing Location Map for further information, and visit the Assynt Stargazers Facebook page.  The Aurora Borealis can also be seen on occasion - click here for forecasts.

Sea Kayaking: try something new, come close to wildlife, be at one with nature as you get inside the scenery of this stunning area.
NorWest Sea Kayaking runs day, 1/2 day, evening, multi-day and week trips in the Ullapool, Achiltibuie and Lochinver area.
No experience is necessary.  Sea Kayaking is for all ages and abilities and is a dry sport.  Additional outdoor activities at
Hamlet Mountaineering.

Nearby beaches at Balchladdich, Stoer, Clashnessie and Achmelvich.

The old Hydroponicum in Achiltibuie is no more, but it has been replaced by Achiltibuie Garden.

Kylesku Cruises - departing daily.  The Kylesku Hotel website also lists activities around Kylesku.

Further north, towards Durness there are Smoo Caves, trips to Cape Wrath, and Balnakeil Craft Village.  The Durness website has more details.

Stay inside with a roaring fire on those wet days, or if you want to keep active try out the Assynt Leisure Centre (or Ullapool Leisure Centre if you would like a swim).

Puffin on Handa Island

The boat to Handa Island

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Local Facilities and Attractions

Shops:

In Lochinver: Spar, Mace, butcher, Post Office, newsagent, coffee shop, chandlery, garage, bank, Highland Stoneware pottery, Picture Shack art gallery

Drumbeg Stores and Post Office

Drumbeg Craft Shop

Achins Book and Coffee Shop in Inverkirkaig (also sells craft products  -  good for a visit on a wet day!)

Shake the Tree, Achmelvich - gallery, gifts and crafts.

Restaurants:

We have a good selection of restaurants in the area, though your choice will be limited outside the main tourist season.  In Lochinver, try Peet’s Restaurant, the Lochinver Larder, the Caberfeidh, the Culag Hotel, Inver Lodge, the Albannach, and the An Cala Cafe.  Outside Lochinver, try the Drumbeg Hotel and the Kylesku Hotel.

Bars:

In Lochinver, the Caberfeidh and Culag Hotel have bars, outwith Lochinver there are bars at the Drumbeg Hotel and Kylesku Hotel.

The Old Man of Stoer

Shops, Pubs, Restaurants

Old Man of Stoer - close to Achard holiday lettings, Stoer, Lochinver, Assynt, north-west Highlands

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