Across Assynt: Elphin to Lochinver

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This superb linear cross-country walk heads right through the wild heart of Assynt, passing between its remarkable mountains. The walk as described assumes transport will be arranged but there is also an infrequent bus service.


Path or track for almost whole route; indistinct and boggy at times. Outflow of Lochan Fada may be tricky to cross in spate.

Public Transport

Infrequent buses from Ullapool serve the start of the walk, and also Lochinver which is 2km from the end.


Footpath sign / parking spot on A835 between Elphin and Ledmore junction. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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 Skills page for basic information on the essential skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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