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Cul Mor and Suilven on 18th & 19th June 2024

We have some walks planned you can book. These are confirmed, and you can join this group for a reasonable price. Get in touch for more details at 07532315262 or

18th June Cul Mor

On the way to Cul Mor

Assynt in the far North West of Scotland is jaw-dropping, the landscape is so outstanding and other worldly that you’d think you’d travelled to another planet.

One of the highest peaks in Assynt, Cul Mor’s rocky summit offers beautiful views and a window into the history of how the surrounding landscape was formed. Cul Mor, meaning ‘big back,’ rises from Knockan Crag to the east to overlook Loch Sionascaig and the neighbouring peak Stac Pollaidh to the west.

Despite its higher altitude, it is less well known than two other neighbours, Suilven and Stac Pollaidh. However, being higher, it commands views over these and other neighbours and extensive stunning views out to the Summer Isles.

Walk details: 8 miles, 13 km – Ascent 670 m, Descent 670 m – Walking time 5 h

19th June – Suilven

Suilven seen from the road to Glencanisp Lodge

This is a very exciting way of climbing this magnificent hill.

Suilven may be only 731 metres high, but its remarkable outline makes it one of Scotland’s best-known and most easily identified mountains.

Its position in the heart of Assynt’s cnoc-and-loch landscape and superb views make it one of the finest peaks in Britain.

The return is on the same route we walked up.

Walk details: 12 miles, 19.5 km – Ascent 750 m, Descent 750 m- Walking time 6 – 7 h

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Walks around Ullapool 2022

All Walking trips and Day Walks are bookable for 2022

We haven’t been posting much here recently. The summer has been amazing and most of it we have been out and about guiding folk all around Ullapool and the North-West of Scotland.

We thank every single person who booked with us in 2021, especially all the returning guests. We all need this in times likes this.

Then we got surprisingly a job offer to return to the Canaries for guiding walking trips after a 2 years abstinence. COVID stopped us from regularly heading out in Autumn and Spring.

Now after being here 8 weeks working here we are slowly shifting our focus back to our beloved Scotland and home village Ullapool.

All walks are now bookable from the 1st of April until the 15th of October 2022. Our approach this time is different and every walk can be booked every day. We now have a guide pool in place and can offer more walks per day if needed.

Each walk needs a minimum of at least 4 guests to make it viable.

Should a walk not have the minimum amount of guests a few days before we will offer you either to pay a supplement to guarantee the walk or we refund you in full if this is the preferred option.

Opportunities are endless when it comes to walking and if you don’t find what you like to do please get in touch. We endeavour to find a suitable walk for you or you may have an idea yourself.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our wee corner of the North-West in Scotland in 2022.

All the best.

Rosie & Ben & Corrie

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Re-opening of hospitality in Scotland

With the gradual easing of lockdown restrictions set to continue from the 26th of April in Scotland, and hospitality opening up we are sure everyone is as happy as us to be able to make plans, book holidays and enjoy the spring sunshine.

We have been busy working on our website and creating new exciting walking trips, including 1-day adventures and long-distance trails. We also have a new online booking system that allows you to book your chosen trip directly, whilst we are still always available for a telephone chat should you need more information or have any questions.

You can book now for 2021 and 2022 tours and there really is something for everyone and every ability.

We can also offer tailor-made trips for groups or families if there is something specific you have in mind and we are happy to organise multi-activity trips including bike hire, stand up paddling and kayaking.

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Walking in Ullapool and surroundings

In this blog “Walking in Ullapool and surroundings” we describe 5 shorter walks. Each of them is a maximum of 20 minutes drive or starts within the village.

Along the River Broom

A delightful river walk, starting from the T-junction and bridge towards Loggie. You can make this walk as long or as short as you like.

A great time to do this walk is in the springtime when the bluebells begin to bloom, but any other time of year offers a serene and relaxing setting.

Inverbroom estate has done a fantastic job with bridges, stairs and signs for the various pools within the river. There are so many choices for a lovely dip into the refreshing (cold) water.

Short walks in Ullapool
Corrie waiting patiently
Ben in deep thoughts in a very tranquil scenery

The beauty of walking Ullapool Hill or Meall Mòr

This short but relatively strenuous walk from Ullapool gives great views over the village and across Loch Broom in one direction, and in the other direction, towards the surrounding hills and high mountains which offers a totally different experience.

Although short, it is rocky and muddy underfoot in places boots are highly recommended.

There are plenty of benches to stop at and enjoy the view out to sea and towards the Summer Isles on the paths towards and up and down Meall Mòr.

View towards the Golf course and Morefield.
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Loch Broom as it best.

Lael Forest Circuit

If you are just looking to go for a stroll with some gorgeous views over Beinn Dearg in the far distance, this walk has it all in just under two hours.

You start at the Walkers car park for Beinn Dearg and make use of the forest tracks and two old connection tracks (now a path) to do a loop within the woods.

View over to Beinn Dearg
Ullapool Community Trust, locally organised Lael Forest Walk Group

Walking through the history of Geology at Knockan Crags

This trail brings the geology of the Moine Thrust to life as the path climbs past the exposed rocks and up onto the top of the Knockan Crag.

From here there are spectacular views over Assynt towards Cul Mor, Cul Beag and Ben More Coigach. The trail includes sculptures and poetry and places to sit and enjoy the views.

A fairly easy trail to follow, if you go clockwise there is a steep but short ascent to the top of Knockan Crags. From there on the path is meandering nicely above the Crags all the way back to the car park.

Horne and Peach discussing their findings.
Rosie walking along the top of Knockan Crags

Dùn Canna Fort and Camas Mòr/Camas Beag beach

A delightful coastal walk to Dun Canna, a large Iron Age fort situated on a promontory at the foot of Ben More Coigach. There are beautiful views west to the Summer Isles and east along Strath Canaird.

The cliffs protecting the fort and overlooking two pebble beaches are stunning and a great place to explore for a family walk. This can be a day’s outing – enjoying the walk, inspecting the fort, picnicking, bathing and beachcombing.

The path, which follows the River Canaird, is easy to follow but can be sometimes a bit more hands-on and muddy in places. Depending on how much rain has been the days before.

Nevertheless, it is a great fun outing with only 1.5 miles (maximum 1h) to walk each way.

Walking in Ullapool
Walking in Ullapool

For more information about walking in Ullapool or what the area around Ullapool can offer, please send us an email.