Ullapool and Dundonnell

Ullapool and Dundonnell

Ullapool is the main town in the Northwest Highlands, an attractive settlement planned by Thomas Telford, which seemingly floats on the surface of lovely Loch Broom. It is a wonderful centre for walkers, being at the centre of a fascinating part of the Highlands. The lush scenery immediately around Loch Broom contrasts with the impressive mountain ranges just to the south. The Fannichs are a range of nine Munros arranged along a fine ridge, crowned by shapely Sgurr Mor. On the opposite side of the main road is the Beinn Dearg range, a craggier, steeper group of peaks with fine views.

West of Loch Broom, reached via the Destitution Road, is the peaceful haven of Dundonnell. This area has a great variety of scenery, from the beautiful woodlands of Corrie Hallie to the lonely coastline of the Scoraig Peninsula and the great wilderness of the Fisherfield peaks. Towering over all is An Teallach, perhaps the most magnificent mountain in all Scotland.


Walk Grade Distance Time
Rhue Lighthouse, near Ullapool grade1.2km 20 minutes
Lael Forest Garden and forest walk grade1.75km 1 hour
Corrieshalloch Gorge grade2km 30 minutes - 1 hour
Ardessie Falls gradegrade2.5km 30 minutes
Ullapool hill and the Braes, Ullapool gradegrade7.5km 1.5 - 2.5 hours
Ullapool and Loch Achall, Ullapool gradegrade12km 2.5 - 3.5 hours
Scoraig from Badrallach gradegrade16.5km 4 - 5 hours
Beinn Liath Mhor a'Ghiubhais Li, Loch Glascarnoch gradegradegrade8.5km 3.5 - 4 hours
Toll an Lochain gradegradegrade10km 4 - 5 hours
Beinn Enaiglair, Braemore Junction gradegradegrade15.5km 5 - 6 hours
Shenavall circuit gradegradegrade18.5km 4.5 - 6 hours
Beinn Ghobhlach gradegradegradegrade11.5km 5 - 6 hours
Sail Mhor, from Ardessie gradegradegradegrade12km 5.5 - 6 hours
Am Faochagach gradegradegradegrade14km 5 - 6 hours
Sgurr Breac and A'Chailleach, near Braemore gradegradegradegrade16km 6 - 8 hours
Creag Rainich, via Loch a'Bhraoin gradegradegradegrade17.5km 6 - 7 hours
Sgurr nan Clach Geala, near Braemore gradegradegradegrade18km 7 - 8 hours
Beinn a' Chaisteil, via Strath Vaich gradegradegradegrade24km 7 - 8 hours
Sgurr Mor & the eastern Fannichs gradegradegradegrade24.75km 9 - 11 hours
Beinn Dearg - the Four Munros circuit gradegradegradegrade27km 9 - 11 hours
Seana Bhraigh gradegradegradegrade28.5km 9 - 10 hours
Carn Ban via Strath Vaich gradegradegradegrade43km 12 - 13 hours
An Teallach, Dundonnell gradegradegradegradegrade19km 7 - 11 hours
Fisherfield 6, from Shenavall gradegradegradegradegrade29km 12 - 18 hours
Cape Wrath Trail376km2-3 weeks
Scottish National Trail864km6 weeks

FEATURE: Exploring Ullapool

FEATURE: Exploring Ullapool

Fiona Russell provides an introduction to the charms of Ullapool.

"Sitting on a low wall edging the shoreline of beautiful Loch Broom in the Ross-shire town of Ullapool, a takeaway container of delicious crab cakes and salad on my knee and a day of mountain walking in my legs, I indulge in a little people watching."

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