Enjoy beautiful mountains & interesting geology


Ullapool & Wester Ross offer access to a mighty range of mountains  and climbing routes.

Accessible too, are the imposing peaks of Assynt & Sutherland.  An Teallach and the vast mountains of the Fisherfield forest to the south compete with the draw to the north of Ben Hope, Ben Loyal & Ben More Assynt to name a few.

Not Munros, but a worthy day out to be had on – Stac Polaidh  on the Inverpolly Nature reserve, Suilven, Ben More Coigach & Ben Gobhlach. 

For more information on hill walking in the Northern Highlands, take a look at the Walking in Scotland web site.


Visit some of the most important geological sites in the world:

Come to Knockan Crag  - just a half hour drive north from Ullapool and discover the amazing story stored in Scotland's rocks. Follow Scotland's journey from the South Pole through gripping graphics, cartoons, 'hands-on' interactives, sculptures, games, poetry and the unique landscape of Assynt.

Take a trip north to the limestone caves at Inchnadamph  or even further north to the dramatic Smoo Cave.