Walks & outdoor
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 car park on the A894 about 25mins drive from the huts
Suilven: One of Scotland’s finest & easily identifiable mountains, Suilven has an iconic status, set amongst the cnoc & loch landscape of Assynt. Park in Lochinver, the start of the walk is just past Glencansip Lodge.
Other great mountain walks close by are Canisp, Cul Mor & Cul Beag and for the munro baggers amongst you Cornival and Ben More Assynt which can be reached from Inchnadamph.
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, the start is next to the Secrect Tea Garden and you can treat yourself to a hot chocolate on the way back to your hut.
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.The best walk in Assynt for whale and dolphin spotting.
Little Assynt all abilities trail is suitable for wheelchairs and visits two lochs with shelters and toilets. The walk has stunning views across this wild landscape to the surrounding mountains and 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.
There are many more – a little further afield are the Bone Caves of Inchnadamph and Knockan Crag set in the International Geo Park.