Walks beyond Ullapool

You will be able to find more information underneath each walk on this ‘Walks beyond Ullapool’ page. A popup window will open up with more info, availability, price and times when we run this walk.

We are offering some fantastic 1-day walking adventures. Ideal for those wanting to get out into the hills around Ullapool and further afield with a qualified mountain leader providing a safe and fun day out.

Included is transport from Ullapool with meeting at the Royal Hotel Ullapool car park. We offer another meeting point at the start of the walk for most walks. A lot of our walks are linear and two vehicles are a must with two drivers. We offer this and this is planned into our pricing.

Walks beyond Ullapool

Handa Island Explorer Day

Handa Island is a beautiful remote island off the north-west coast of Scotland and is a Scottish Nature reserve and area of specific scientific interest.

It is home to around 100,000 birds in the summer months (April to July) including over 200 puffin pairs, guillemots, razorbills, great skuas, fulmars and a visit is an absolute must for keen bird watchers. Handa also boasts dramatic sea cliffs, beautiful trails and stunning white sand beaches boarding turquoise seas and therefore really offers a delightful day out for everyone.

We reach the island via a small ferry and the short 10-15 crossing is a delight in itself. Our walk incorporates the beaches, the magnificent Torridonian sandstone cliffs and of course the opportunity to see some of the amazing birdlife!

It’s a day not to be missed. Our drive from Ullapool is in itself a joy, with stunning scenery along the way and the opportunity to stop at some iconic viewpoints for memorable photos. There is also the option to self-drive if preferred.

Walk details: 4 miles, 6 km – Ascent 150 m, Descent 150 m – Walking time 2 h (including wildlife watching 3 – 4 h)

Walks beyond Ullapool

Magnificent Sandwood Bay circuit

Our walk today takes us to Sandwood Bay, a 1 mile (1.6 km) stretch of stunning beach that can only be reached on foot or via the sea.

We reach the bay via a well-made track returning along the beautiful coastal clifftop if weather conditions allow.  The bay is bordered by large sand dunes and a freshwater Sandwood Loch. It is also known for its prominent sea stack, Am Buachaille which is renowned as being an extremely challenging rock climb and stands at 65 meters high out to sea.

Sandwood Bay beach is considered to be one of the most unspoilt beaches in mainland Britain and there is a wonderful feeling of remoteness here, even though you may see the odd surfer when the winds are favourable. This is also a good place to spot various marine mammals.

The iconic drive from Ullapool and further villages offer stunning views and we can stop for photos at some superlative beauty spots.

There is also the option to self-drive to the start of this beautiful day walk.

Walk details: 9.5 miles, 15 km – Ascent 360 m, Descent 360 m – Walking time 4.5 h

Walks beyond Ullapool



We take full payment for the ‘Walks beyond Ullapool’ days at the time of booking. All payments will be 100 % refundable until 24 hours before the walk starts. This should give you enough flexibility regarding COVID-19.

All Walks around Ullapool can be offered as a private departure. We can tailor-make you any day walk you prefer within a 1h 30 min drive from Ullapool. This includes Torridon, Dundonnell, Gairloch, Assynt and parts of Sutherland.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us via Whatsapp, Facebook, email or phone call.

Pricing 2021

Adults (16+) – From GBP 35 pp

Children (7 – 15) – From GBP 25 pp
Concession (65+) – From GBP 25 pp

Family Ticket 2 Adults 2 Children – GBP 110

All McKenzie Mountaineering – Guided Walking Adventure walks and courses are limited to 7 places, to give you a great experience and to minimise our impact on the environment.