Activities in Assynt
Activities in and around water
‘Water wellness’ is all the rage at the moment and there is nowhere better to find your balance than on a Stand Up Paddle Board with WhatSUP Ullapool. Beginners can book a group or private lesson, while more experienced SUPers can hire a board and go solo.
A company with many strings to their ‘outdoor adventure’ bow, Kayak Summer Isles also offer canyoneering trips in the dramatic Corrieshalloch Gorge, which was formed at the end of the last ice age. At 60 metres deep it is the deepest box canyon in the UK.
Venture off the NC500 trail and into the wildly scenic territory of the Coigach Peninsula for a paddle around The Summer Isles archipelago. Sneak through sandstone caves and archways, spot seals and secluded sandy beaches for a trip of a lifetime.
Seascape Expeditions operates out of Ullapool Harbour visiting the Summer Isles and Loch Broom. On the tours you’ll have the chance to spot seabirds, Common seals, Porpoise, Dolphins and White Tailed Sea Eagles.
Join Hamlet Mountaineering for an adventure through the inland lochs of Coigach and Assynt, including Loch Lurgainn for views of the iconic shape of Stac Pollaidh and the mighty summit of Cul Beag. Whether you're looking for an afternoon paddle or a 5 day expedition, Tim and Laura will arrange the perfect adventure.
James Curley is a fly fishing guide offering day trips for beginners, families, individuals and seasoned enthusiasts. With over a hundred lochs in Coigach and Assynt to choose from, each teeming with plants and wildlife, you'll be spoiled for choice on your fly fishing adventure.
Smoo Cave is a natural sea cave located just outside of Durness village and is monumental in size. You can take a geological cave tour by boat and on foot, learn about the history of the cave.
A short ferry crossing over to the island of Handa leaves the pier at Tarbet. Handa Island has over 200,000 seabirds, more than 250 pairs of puffin, as well as otters, dolphins, minke whales, pilot whales, porpoises, basking sharks and the amazing orca (killer whales) also occasionally go by.
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