Activities in Assynt
Activities on land
There are plenty of bike routes that take you off the beaten path, along unique coastal roads, and to the hidden gems of Assynt. Biking in Assynt offers an adventure like no other, with captivating views and adrenaline-filled terrain. Ullapool Bike Hire can transport the bikes to your accommodation the evening or morning before hire or to specific routes.
From sea cliffs to mountain crags, the Assynt region is the perfect place for your climbing adventure. Qualified mountain leaders Tim and Laura at Hamlet Mountaineering will tailor your session to suit your experience levels, showing you the ropes and taking you to breathtaking locations across Assynt. Start planning your adventure now!
McKenzie Mountaineering offer guided walks and hikes around Ullapool taking in some of the area’s most incredible and unmissable trails and mountains; from lower level walks featuring the Bone Caves at Inchnadamph to the famous ‘Postie Path’ between Ullapool and Achilitibuie, right up to Grahams, Corbetts and Munros.
Covering more than half of Earth’s history, Assynt's rocks tell amazing stories of first life on Earth. Take a tour of the UNESCO Geopark to learn more about our unique landscape or visit the Rock Stop information centre in Unapool, where you can experience hard-to-reach places in virtual reality.
Very few are fortunate to delve deeper into the tales and history of our landscape. Griogair brings the undiscovered and overlooked areas of the Highlands to life, uncovering the hidden flora and fauna and explaining how the landscape has shaped beliefs and rituals.
Soar at speeds of up to 45mph on the Durness Zipline, the most Northerly zipline in the UK. With amazing ocean views from up to 100ft above one of the most beautiful beaches in Scotland, you’ll feel like you’re flying across the coast of the highlands, headed directly for paradise.
For those who fancy getting more hands-on with their hikes, Hamlet Mountaineering can whisk you off for a good old scramble. Even if you’re not ready for full-on, full-day mountain scrambling, you can learn the ropes on Stac Pollaidh, one of the most iconic peaks on the NC500, thanks to its impressive, jagged ridge.
Stalking the magnificent Red Stag begins in late July/August and ends in October each year. Hind stalking over the estate is also possible until January. Stalking is available for one or two rifles, guided by Assynt Crofters' own local stalkers. Larger groups can be catered for by arrangement.
Ideal base to explore
5 - Hostel Dorms with shared bathrooms and Main Lodge Kitchen, Lounge and Drying Room (32 guests)
6 - Private Bedrooms each with private bathroom and own kitchen: across 3 Steading Suites, 2 Shepherds Huts and 1 Walled Cottage (17 guests)
7 - Private Bedrooms with shared bathrooms and Main Lodge Kitchen, Lounge and Drying Room (17 guests)