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Imaginative Small Group Walking Holidays in Scotland and the Faroe Islands

  • North-West Frontiers High on the ridge of Ben Mor Coigach

    High on the ridge of Ben Mor Coigach

  • North-West Frontiers The wild lands of Assynt

    The wild lands of Assynt

  • North-West Frontiers Rest stop on the summit of Suilven

    Rest stop on the summit of Suilven

  • North-West Frontiers Walking into Suilven

    Walking into Suilven

  • North-West Frontiers Enjoying the view on Ben More Assynt

    Enjoying the view on Ben More Assynt

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The Route

Ullapool & Assynt Hills

Grade Challenging
  • Exploration of the unique landscape of Assynt
  • Dramatic hill walking
  • Ascents of famed hills like Suilven, Quinaig & Conival
  • Great Highland hospitality


Walking in the dramatic and stunning landscape of the northwest Highlands

This holiday is based in the pretty fishing village of Ullapool on Loch Broom's eastern shore and enjoys one of the west coast's finest settings.

The Assynt area is famed for its geology with the hills punching well above their weight, offering exhilarating walking in this dramatic area. Here, the oldest rock in Europe, Lewisian gneiss, has moulded a unique landscape in which splendid isolated mountains rise from a sweeping lochan-scattered moorland.

We have a wealth of extraordinary mountains to choose from. Suilven is possibly Assynt's most spectacular and certainly one of Britain's best-known mountains and it is easy to see why its name translates to the "Pillar". The variety of interesting routes up Quinag spoils you for choice and standing guard on Assynt's northern border this marvellous Y-shaped mountain is the last in the chain of Torridonian sandstone.

Conival and Ben More Assynt are the two highest mountains in the area standing over 3,000 ft gaining Munro status. Both of these peaks provide a truly memorable day of walking over the rough quartzite ridges with the sweeping views that extend far to the north. Ben Mor Coigach offers exhilarating walking along its south ridge with breath-taking views over the Summer Isles.

Half way through the week (normally Wednesday) there is a free day (which provides an opportunity to take a cruise to the beautiful Summer Isles).


Day 1 - Arrive

Day 2 - Ben More Coigach

Day 3 - Ben More Assynt & Conival

Day 4 - Quinag

Day 5 - Free day

Day 6 - Suilven

Day 7 - Cul Mor

Day 8 - Depart


During the week we will stay in a centrally located, quality guesthouse. In the evenings, the group usually meets for a meal at one of the friendly local pubs or restaurants in the village.

Single Supplement

A limited number of single rooms is available from £105

Pickup / Dropoff

Meet at Inverness Railway Station at 14:15
Finish in Inverness at 10:30

Included / Excluded


  • 7 nights bed and breakfast in comfortable guesthouse
  • 2 x dinners (first and last night)
  • 5 days walking with a qualified and experienced NWF leader
  • All transport during the trip


  • Travel to and from Inverness
  • (Packed) lunches
  • Travel insurance
  • Miscellaneous expenses like drinks, entrance fees etc

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Find a holiday


"Wonderful part of the world. Good group, comfortable and friendly B&B. My fourth NWF trip and possibly the best (but they've all been good!)."

Mrs A Edwards

"Landscape unique. wonderful wilderness. Organisation and leadership first class."

Mr P Griffiths

"As always excellent walks led by excellent guide. Weather not brilliant but Iain was always able to find good routes."

Mr & Mrs Calladine

"Very well organised, from meeting to finish in Inverness, to accommodation, walk planning and information."

Ms R Palmer

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