Walks and Cycle Routes in and around Achiltibuie

Here you will find loads of walks and cycle routes in the area, perfect if you are staying at Locholly Lodge, Stac Polly Cottage or Windyhill Cottage.  We would love to see your photos and share them on our website and Facebook page.

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Walk Grade Distance Time
Knockan Crag trail hiking-boot-25 2km 1 hour
Leitir Easaidh All-Abilities path, Little Assynt hiking-boot-25 2.5km 45 minutes
Clachtoll Beach and the Broch hiking-boot-25 3km 1 – 1.5 hours
Culag Woods, Lochinver hiking-boot-25 3km 1 hour
Polglass beach and broch hiking-boot-25 3km 1 hour
Achininver Hostel and shore hiking-boot-25 3km 1 hour
Uamh an Tartair, Knockan, Elphin hiking-boot-25 3.75km 1 – 1.5 hours
Achmelvich Beach and Alltan’abradhan hiking-boot-25 6km 2 hours
Culnacraig circular hiking-boot-25 7.75km 1.5 – 2 hours
Bone Caves circuit, near Inchnadamph hiking-boot-25hiking-boot-25 4.5km 1.5 – 2 hours
Loch an t-Sabhail circuit, Little Assynt hiking-boot-25hiking-boot-25 4.5km 1.5 – 2 hours
Falls of Kirkaig, Inverkirkaig hiking-boot-25hiking-boot-25 7km 2.5 – 3 hours
Traligill Caves, Inchnadamph hiking-boot-25hiking-boot-25 7km 2 – 2.5 hours
River Inver and Glencanisp circuit hiking-boot-25hiking-boot-25 7.5km 2.5 – 3 hours
Stac Pollaidh ridge and circuit hiking-boot-25hiking-boot-25hiking-boot-25 4.5km 2 – 4 hours
The Old Man of Stoer and the point hiking-boot-25hiking-boot-25hiking-boot-25 7km 2.5 – 3.5 hours
Sgurr an Fhidhleir – the Fiddler hiking-boot-25hiking-boot-25hiking-boot-25 8km 3.5 – 4.5 hours
Achnahaird Bay circuit hiking-boot-25hiking-boot-25hiking-boot-25 8.5km 2.5 – 4 hours
Eas a’ Chual Aluinn – Britain’s highest waterfall hiking-boot-25hiking-boot-25hiking-boot-25 9.75km 4.5 – 5.5 hours
Across Assynt: Elphin to Lochinver hiking-boot-25hiking-boot-25hiking-boot-25 19km 5 – 7 hours
Rubha Coigich circuit, Reiff hiking-boot-25hiking-boot-25hiking-boot-25 19km 5 – 7 hours
Cul Beag hiking-boot-25hiking-boot-25hiking-boot-25hiking-boot-25 10.5km 4 – 5 hours
Ben More Coigach hiking-boot-25hiking-boot-25hiking-boot-25hiking-boot-25 10.5km 5 – 7 hours
Canisp hiking-boot-25hiking-boot-25hiking-boot-25hiking-boot-25 12km 5 – 6 hours
Cul Mor hiking-boot-25hiking-boot-25hiking-boot-25hiking-boot-25 13.5km 4 – 5.5 hours
Quinag: three Corbetts hiking-boot-25hiking-boot-25hiking-boot-25hiking-boot-25 14km 7.5 – 8.5 hours
Glas Bheinn from Inchnadamph hiking-boot-25hiking-boot-25hiking-boot-25hiking-boot-25 15.75km 5.5 – 6.5 hours
Ben More Assynt & Conival hiking-boot-25hiking-boot-25hiking-boot-25hiking-boot-25 17km 7 – 9 hours
Suilven hiking-boot-25hiking-boot-25hiking-boot-25hiking-boot-25 19.5km 7 – 9 hours
Breabag and the Caves of Assynt hiking-boot-25hiking-boot-25hiking-boot-25hiking-boot-25 20km 7 – 9 hours


Altandhu to Reiff - 3.5 Miles Easy Cycle Route or Run

altandhu reiffComing out of Windyhill Drive on to the road turn right and follow the signs for Reiff, lovely coastal views all the way on the main road.



Altandhu (Windyhill Cottage) to Achinaird Beach - Cycle Route - 5.4 miles

Altandhu to Acnahaird Beach Cycle RouteThis is a lovely bike ride to a great beach which you will find quite often you will have to yourself. There are some hills to navigate on the way, mainly on the way out of Altanhu.

Achiltibuie to Culnacraig - 6.5 Miles - Easy

Achiltibuie Polglass Culnacraig Cycle RouteThis is a straight forward cycle route along the road to the dead end, this is the route the postman use to come from Ullapool, unfortunately much of the path has gone that takes you around the shore.  still a lovely quite route to enjoy the Summer Isles.

Achiltibuie, Polbain and Altandhu Circular Route - 11.5 miles - 1hr Bike

achiltibuie polbain altandhu circular routeThis is a fairly easy circular route which you can bike or run, it’s 11.5 miles from Stac Polly and Locholly Lodge.  You can join it from Windyhill Cottage and not go into Achiltibuie which would reduce it by about 2 miles.  It has lovely views all the way around.

Achiltibuie Lochinver Circular Route - Moderate - 70 Miles

achiltibuie lochinver circular cycle route

This is a challenging cycle route, with stunning coastal scenery, that is on either single track or A roads. There are lots of ups and downs, and sheep, so it is not for the faint hearted.

The route goes from Achiltibuie via the coastal single track road to Lochinver, Drumbeg and Newton. It then heads south on the main road (A894) via Inchnadamph to Ledmore. At this point turn off onto the A835 to Drumrunie. It then returns to Achiltibuie on the single track road.

Read more at http://www.cycle-route.com/routes/Achiltibuie_Circular-Cycle-Route-3786.html#4pb4BLmMR8ZLdW21.99

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