Walking in Achiltibuie

There is walking for every ability around Achiltibuie and Coigach from a stroll along one of the sandy beaches or part of the seashore to longer coastal walks or more challenging mountain routes and there are many exceptional views to be enjoyed whatever the altitude.

Stac Pollaidh Achiltibuie CoigachStac Polly is probably the best known mountain in the area and may be climbed in a little over an hour. The view from the top is superb on a clear day with the landscape of Coigach and Assynt laid out below. It is hardly surprising that it has become one of the most climbed mountains in Scotland.

Suilven from Achiltibuie Coigach

There are many more challenging walks in the area and mountains within easy reach include Suilven, Canisp, Quinag, Ben More Assynt, An Teallach and Beinn Dearg, as well as Ben Mor Coigach, Conival, Sgurr an Fhidhleir and Beinn an Eoin.

 

One of the most rewarding views in the area however can be enjoyed from the top of Meall an Fheadhain above Polbain. It was once described in the Scots magazine as “the most ridiculously easy climb” where the view “explodes on the visitor”. From here you can see up to 65 miles in a 360° panorama. It can be enjoyed as part of a longer walk by a way-marked route from the end of the recently resurfaced Polbain peat track.The Summer Isles from above Polbain

 There are a large number of coastal and low level walks on the peninsula ranging from short strolls to longer excursions. Some of these are also now way-marked and/or sign-posted.