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Assynt & the West Coast.

Assynt & the West Coast.


Postby dooterbang » Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:08 pm

Date walked: 01/06/2012

Time taken: 4 hours

Ascent: 1000m

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For the 3rd year in a row i spent my birthday week (May 28th) in and around Assynt. I absolutely love this area as its so diverse, with lochs, sandy beaches, jagged coastlines & some of the most distinct mountains around...Stac Pollaidh is still my favourite mountain in Scotland.

Started of in Kylesku and made my way down the NW coast visiting Lochinver, Altbea, Poolewe, Gairloch & Plockton. Highlights had to be the ever tranquil and colourful Grunaird Bay & the amazing Stac Pollaidh.

I got lucky with the weather, here is a collection of photos from my trip...

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Another great trip and no doubt i will be back again next year :D
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Re: Assynt & the West Coast.

Postby tomyboy73 » Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:48 pm

amzing pictures you got there, what a lovely place
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Re: Assynt & the West Coast.

Postby Avocetboy » Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:15 pm

We were up there the week before. Snow, rain, gales and the temperature never rose above 7 degrees. What a difference in a week. Lovely pictures, roll on next May.
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Re: Assynt & the West Coast.

Postby davgil » Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:42 pm

Great pics dooterbang, looks like you got the weather for it too.
Can't wait to do some hills up there myself!
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Re: Assynt & the West Coast.

Postby mountain thyme » Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:59 pm

Lovely pics doots :D looks like you got the weather

Were you away on holiday yerself?
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Re: Assynt & the West Coast.

Postby KeithS » Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:54 pm

dooterbang wrote:Highlights had to be the ever tranquil and colourful Grunaird Bay...

Oh yes indeed :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Assynt & the West Coast.

Postby SusieThePensioner » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:52 am

Paul, you have some amazing photos there :thumbup: Lucky you :lol:
The weather looked fantastic! I love that area; we stayed in Lochinver a couple of years ago and were blessed with good weather then :D
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Re: Assynt & the West Coast.

Postby monarchming » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:02 pm

Fab pics and we have a cottage booked in Assynt for October so hoping to get out and about ! :thumbup:
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Re: Assynt & the West Coast.

Postby rockhopper » Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:16 pm

A cracker of a trip there dooters - enjoyed that and the photos :thumbup: Takes me back - many family holidays to Nedd, Drumbeg, Stoer and Poolewe - in the days when summers were hot & sunny and not too cold to swim in the sea :o - cheers :)
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Re: Assynt & the West Coast.

Postby rocket-ron » Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:49 pm

cracking report. One of my favorite areas
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Re: Assynt & the West Coast.

Postby madasa mongoose » Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:19 pm

Fantastic shots of my favourite part of Scotland :D
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Re: Assynt & the West Coast.

Postby BlackPanther » Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:38 pm

Fantastic. Assynt mountains have that special "something". I love this area, too :D :D but I'm running out of hills to climb here, did Ben More Coigach last week and now it's just Beinn an Eoin and the very far north ones left (Arkle, Foinaven etc.). Will have to start re-doing them which is not a problem. Suilven alone is a mountain to visit more than once.
You're lucky to have been born in May, Doot, my b'day is in November :lol: :lol: Every year I climb my "birthday gift" hill but weather hasn't always been good... Usually, it's wet, cold and windy.
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Re: Assynt & the West Coast.

Postby morag1 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:05 pm

Love the photos Dooters, never been to this part of the country but these beaches make me want to go soon 8)
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Re: Assynt & the West Coast.

Postby foggieclimber » Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:26 pm

Great pics Dooterbang.
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Re: Assynt & the West Coast.

Postby soulminer » Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:47 pm

Well you already know what I think of Assynt :lol: Spot on with the weather as well as the photography. Jealous as hell :lol:
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