Fox Point Path

The current path around Fox Point provides a recreational route from the crofting village of Polbain to the Pier of Old Dornie. The Fox Point Path improvements will allow better access by residents and visitors, enabling them to appreciate the natural beauty of this part of the Coigach coastline. This project is important as it will enable people to further

Coigach & Assynt Heritage Signage Project

Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape Partnership (CALLP) has several heritage projects that have increased the understanding of local heritage.  The Partnership has also created greater links between the area’s historic and natural heritage and the tourist organisations of Coigach and Assynt. This project aims to highlight this heritage for both Coigach & Assynt on a specially designed map, to be

A Sense of Place

Through the development of a North West Highlands Geopark business plan, community consultation and a workshop focused on developing an interpretation strategy for Coigach and Assynt, we found that although interpretation and information on walking routes and landscape is a key part of the visitor experience, digitisation into an app would create a central hub and improve access to this

Glencanisp Nature Trail

The centre for the community owned Glencanisp Estate is the Glencanisp Lodge area which contains the office for Assynt Foundation, a Community Arts building, a pole barn, a local pottery and a walled garden.  This area also marks the start of the path to Suilven, a walk and hill climb which takes on average 9 hours to complete.  There is

Culag Woods and Little Assynt Paths

Culag Community Woodland Trust Ltd (CCWT) owns and manages on behalf of the community two areas of land in Assynt for amenity use: Culag Woods – a 40 hectare mixed woodland in Lochinver, and; Little Assynt – a 1,200 hectare estate approximately 5 miles east of Lochinver. Both contain a variety of paths which have been worked on at various

Quinag Summit Paths

Quinag’s paths are exposed to some of the most extreme weather that the Assynt area experiences throughout the year. The paths are also extremely popular with both local and visiting hill walkers, and have predominantly evolved over time due to recreational access. They were in mixed condition as a result of this access and the harsh climate. The erosion not

Acheninver Coastal Path

The Acheninver Path has been used by walkers to access the youth hostel for at least the last 100 years. It links to a network of local paths forming a circular route that includes the core path between Achduart and Culnacraig and onwards from Culnacraig round Ben More Coigach to Strath Cannaird. To the north the path links to a

Postie’s Path

The Postie’s Path is a spectacular coastal walking route linking the communities of Coigach and Ullapool, passing through Ben More Coigach, Scottish Wildlife Trust’s largest wildlife reserve. It stretches for about 7 miles/11 km along the coast between Achduart and Blughasary, taking in magnificent coastal views. It is one of three traditional routes that people used to take around Ben

Suilven Path

Suilven is one of the most dramatic and iconic hills of Assynt. Recreational access to the summit of Suilven was having an adverse effect on vegetation and soils along the established access routes. Small sections of the path deteriorated over the last few years and this process would only have  continued if the path were not consolidated and protected. This

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