Suilven (pronounced Sool-ven), of course, is one of the most distinctive hills in Assynt. Towering above the coastal village of Lochinver, and with unparalleled views out over the Inverpolly Nature Reserve, Suilven is the one everyone comes to climb.
Despite being the most iconic mountain in the parish, Suilven is also the smallest, sitting at 731m. Yet, despite its height, hiking Suilven takes great effort. Surrounded by miles of stretching wilderness in every direction, you’ll take a long walk in, on a well-maintained stalkers path, to get to the base of this grand mountain with its imposing domed summit. Once you reach the base, follow the small and steep gully up to the summit, with gently sloping grasslands and jaw dropping views. On a clear day, you can see all the way to the Isle of Skye and Western Isles.
Yet, we always like to remind folk that if it is the once in a lifetime photo you’re after, then it’s Canisp or Stac Pollaidh that you want to head up! With a clear view of Suilven from the summit.
Distance: 12.5 miles
Time: 7 - 9 hours
For detailed route instructions, click here.