Stac Pollaidh ridge and circuit
This circuit heads around spectacular Stac Pollaidh (often anglicised to Stac Polly) with an optional ascent up to the ridge. The whole walk has great views over Assynt to the north and the Summer Isles and Achiltibuie to the south and west. Reaching the true summit of Stac Pollaidh involves a tricky scramble.
An excellent pitched path makes the going good underfoot. The climb up to the ridge is steep. The route described does not reach the true, western summit of the mountain which requires a high level of scrambling expertise.
Infrequent bus (811) from Ullapool.
Stac Pollaidh car park.
Hillwalking in Winter
Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.
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