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
Meet at Inverness Railway Station at 14:15
Finish in Inverness at 10:30
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There are few wild, unspoilt and least explored corners of Europe than this far-flung group of 18 islands. The Faroes lie in the middle of the North Atlantic with sheer black cliffs, sea stacks, rugged mountains and fjords that contrast with the picturesque villages
"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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