Stac Pollaidh ridge and circuit

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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 return path around the west side is boggier and more eroded. 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.

Public Transport

Infrequent bus (811) from Ullapool.


Stac Pollaidh car park. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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