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 that passes through it. The study of this feature 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.
Ullapool and Lochinver are fishing ports, offering various tourist services too. The ferry to Stornoway on Lewis is from Ullapool. Ullapool lies on Loch Broom, a sea loch and essentially a fjord. The mountains inland to the east are more rounded and massive than those of Assynt and Coigach due to their differing geology east of the Moine Thrust Zone.
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