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 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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Photo of late winter snow on Quinag from the A894 main road between Inchnadamph and Kylesku
Late winter snow on Quinag from the A894 main road between Inchnadamph and Kylesku
Photo of Canisp reflected in the calm water of Assynt's Loch Awe
Canisp reflected in the calm water of Assynt’s Loch Awe
Photo of Canisp from the north end of Assynt's Loch Awe
Canisp from the north end of Assynt’s Loch Awe
Photo of the Summer Isles from Stac Pollaidh
The Summer Isles from Stac Pollaidh
Photo of a late winter evening view of Ben Mor Coigach from Stac Pollaidh
A late winter evening view of Ben Mor Coigach from Stac Pollaidh
Photo of a summer day on the beautiful north beach at Achmelvich
A summer day on the beautiful north beach at Achmelvich
Photo of Stac Pollaidh, Cul Beag and Cul Mor reflected in the water of Loch Cul Dromannan on a winter morning
Stac Pollaidh, Cul Beag and Cul Mor reflected in the water of Loch Cul Dromannan on a winter morning
Photo of Beinn Dearg with the Fannichs beyond, from Cona' Mheall
Beinn Dearg with the Fannichs beyond, from Cona’ Mheall
Photo of afternoon light over Assynt from Quinag's Sail Ghorm
Afternoon light over Assynt from Quinag’s Sail Ghorm
Photo of the Assynt giants of Conival and Ben More Assynt from the eastern slopes of Cul Mor
The Assynt giants of Conival and Ben More Assynt from the eastern slopes of Cul Mor
Photo of Quinag seen across the waters of An Caolas Cumhang and Loch a' Chairn Bhain from close to the Kylesku Bridge (Drochaid a' Chaolais Chumhaing)
Quinag seen across the waters of An Caolas Cumhang and Loch a’ Chairn Bhain from close to the Kylesku Bridge (Drochaid a’ Chaolais Chumhaing)

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