We start out on the trail on Saturday afternoon, trekking from Ullapool to Strathcanaird. Over the following days we will trek across the haunting moors of Assynt and Sutherland to reach Ledmore, Inchnadamph, Kylesku, Achfary and Riconich. On the last day we tackle a truly classic coastal walk where towering sea stacks and shimmering beaches are bounded by the Atlantic Ocean as we head south from Cape Wrath to Sandwood Bay. Mostly, the paths used are stalker’s paths to take us through remote scenic glens, along rushing rivers and pretty birch woods. On some days, there are no paths but you are guided, and will ascend up to 600m over dramatic rugged mountain passes.
Saturday - Ullapool – Strathcanaird
After check in at your accommodation in Ullapool we walk from Ullapool to Strathcanaird. We start at Ullapool hill and will have lovely views of the Western seaboard.
Sunday - Strathcanaird – Achiltibuie
Today we continue our trek from Strathcanaird to Achiltibuie along the ‘old postman’s track’. We will climb over the far shoulder of Coigach and follow the rough coastal path with wonderful ever changing seascapes.
Monday - Benmore – Inchnadamph
We walk from Benmore into the heart of the Assynt mountain range. We ascend up and over a high pass with dramatic views all the way down to Inchnadamph.
Tuesday - Inchnadamph – Kylesku
Starting at Inchnadamph we walk from the shores of Loch Assynt on stalkers paths up and over the high col between Glas Bheinn and Beinn Uidhe. Gushing waterfalls and rough mountain slopes mark our way to Loch na Gainmhich.
Wednesday - Kylestrome – Achfary
Today we have an easier and shorter walk. We will walk on a good track finishing at Achfary Forest and the shores of Loch More. We will be treated with wonderful views of Arkle and Ben Stack along the way. After today’s walk we will travel on to Scourie, where we will be staying the last 3 nights.
Thursday - Loch Stack – Gualin
Today we will have a great walk through the timeless landscape of the north. A long but rewarding day ascending high amidst the dramatic mountains of Foinaven and Arkle.
Friday - Cape Wrath – Blairmore (Sandwood Bay)
Our final walking day is a classic coastal walk. First we take the boat and bus to the most north-westerly tip of Scotland. From Cape Wrath we walk south to beautiful Sandwood bay. There are many river crossings, so it will be a challenge to keep our feet dry!
Saturday - Travel back to Inverness
Meet at Inverness Railway Station 11:00
Finish in Inverness 12:00
A wonderful self-guided trek of the Speyside Way from the Moray coast to Aviemore in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park following the beautiful river Spey passing some of Scotland's finest whisky distilleries
This three-centre holiday is designed around fabulous walks amid varied and stunning land and seascapes. We spend two nights on the Isle of Skye, three on Harris and two in Ullapool on the mainland's west coast
"Very good week and interesting variety of landscapes."
Mr K Stewart
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