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Walking in Assynt

Assynt Mountains

Assynt is home to some spectacular mountains that were created, or at least changed, during the last ice age when glaciers carved and gouged the landscape to reveal some of the oldest rocks on the planet.

Most rise up from an undulating landscape of Lewisian Gneiss as isolated peaks of reddish-brown Torridonian sandstone, often topped with a layer of pale quartzite.

Despite the age of the constituent rock formations (hundreds of millions of years) the current mountain architecture is the result of erosion by the action of glacial ice during relatively recent ice ages. The whole of Assynt and Coigach (just to the south) is officially designated a National Scenic Area. 

 

Ideal base to explore

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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)

1 - Classic 1972 VW Campervan (2 guests)

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