Assynt, Coigach & Ullapool

Assynt and Coigach lie to the north of Ullapool, on Scotland’s north west coast, straddling the borders of the former counties of Ross & Cromarty and Sutherland. They are sparsley populated areas with small crofting communities, beautiful beaches and coastlines and stunning mountains such as Suilven, Quinag, Ben Mor Coigach, Ben More Assynt and Stac Pollaidh. The area has been designated as a National Scenic Area and is known for the Moine Thrust Zone – a geological feature marking the collision of continents – that passes through it. The study of the Moine Thrust played a significant role in the formulation of tectonic and continental collision theories. The Knockan Crag is a great place to find out more and soak up the landscape. This is one of the most wonderful areas in Scotland and the British Isles.

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The Summit of Beinn Enaiglair Looking North West to Ullapool, Assynt & Ullapool
Christmas Eve on a cold and windy Beinn Enaiglair – A Corbett near Ullapool
I love a day in the hills just before Christmas - it's great to get out in the hills on a short December day with low angled light and a race against the darkness - and to build up an appetite for the festive period. Christmas Eve 2021 came up ...
An afternoon glow as the sun descends behind Canisp, Stac Pollaidh and Suilven
Beinn Uidhe and Glas Bheinn, Assynt – A December Afternoon Jaunt
I was fortunate to have three free days over the winter solstice weekend of 2019 before a quick turnaround for a family Christmas. The lack of daylight in the north of Scotland at this time of year really adds an edge to any trip to the hills and if venturing ...
Photo - The Summer Isles from Stac Pollaidh
The Summer Isles from Stac Pollaidh
I am delighted that my photo "The Summer Isles from Stac Pollaidh" has been used on the cover of Philip Marsden's new book "The Summer Isles: A Voyage of the Imagination", published by Granta. This photo was taken on an early April afternoon several years ago on a weekend trip ...

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