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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See & Read More About Ullapool, Assynt & Coigach
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See & read more about the Assynt, Coigach and Ullapool areas:
- Christmas Eve on a cold and windy Beinn Enaiglair – A Corbett near Ullapool
- Beinn Uidhe and Glas Bheinn, Assynt – A December Afternoon Jaunt
- The Summer Isles from Stac Pollaidh
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