Assynt and Coigach


Assynt and neighbouring Coigach make up a truly extraordinary landscape. A vast, undulating moorland is studded with a maze of a thousand fresh-water lochans. Up from this rise a series of remarkable mountains. Although not high in altitude, with only two Munros amongst them, these peaks are very steep and completely separate from one another, and are eroded into fantastic, individual shapes, making this one of the most memorable landscapes in Scotland for hillwalkers.

The coastline is equally beautiful. There are cliffs, impressive sea stacks, and a whole series of stunning sandy beaches. The fishing port of Lochinver is the main settlement in Assynt, whilst the scattered crofting community of Achiltibuie - overlooking the Summer Isles - marks the rough centre of Coigach.


Walk Grade Distance Time
Knockan Crag trail 2km 1 hour
Leitir Easaidh All-Abilities path, Little Assynt 2.5km 45 minutes
Clachtoll Beach and the Broch 3km 1 - 1.5 hours
Culag Woods, Lochinver 3km 1 hour
Polglass beach and broch 3km 1 hour
Achininver Hostel and shore 3km 1 hour
Uamh an Tartair, Knockan, Elphin 3.75km 1 - 1.5 hours
Achmelvich Beach and Alltan'abradhan 6km 2 hours
Culnacraig circular 7.75km 1.5 - 2 hours
Bone Caves circuit, near Inchnadamph 4.5km 1.5 - 2 hours
Loch an t-Sabhail circuit, Little Assynt 4.5km 1.5 - 2 hours
Falls of Kirkaig, Inverkirkaig 7km 2.5 - 3 hours
Traligill Caves, Inchnadamph 7km 2 - 2.5 hours
River Inver and Glencanisp circuit 7.5km 2.5 - 3 hours
Stac Pollaidh ridge and circuit 4.5km 2 - 4 hours
The Old Man of Stoer and the point 7km 2.5 - 3.5 hours
Sgurr an Fhidhleir - the Fiddler 8km 3.5 - 4.5 hours
Achnahaird Bay circuit 8.5km 2.5 - 4 hours
Eas a' Chual Aluinn - Britain's highest waterfall 9.75km 4.5 - 5.5 hours
Rubha Coigich circuit, Reiff 19km 5 - 7 hours
Across Assynt: Elphin to Lochinver 19km 5 - 7 hours
Ben More Coigach 10.5km 5 - 7 hours
Cul Beag 10.5km 4 - 5 hours
Canisp 12km 5 - 6 hours
Cul Mor 13.5km 4 - 5.5 hours
Quinag: three Corbetts 14km 7.5 - 8.5 hours
Glas Bheinn from Inchnadamph 15.75km 5.5 - 6.5 hours
Ben More Assynt & Conival 17km 7 - 9 hours
Suilven 19.5km 7 - 9 hours
Breabag and the Caves of Assynt 20km 7 - 9 hours
Scottish National Trail864km6 weeks
Cape Wrath Trail376km2-3 weeks

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