A tour in Wester Ross takes you through many charming villages and hamlets

From Ullapool head east along the A835 to Braemore junction, stop a while in Leckmelm at the Arboretum. Enjoy a walk in the vast Inverlael forest, trails suitable for cycling, walking, running. Stop to wonder at the Corrieshalloch Gorge and the Falls of Measach. Turn south onto the A832 on the Wester Ross Coastal Trail  and drive past mighty An Teallach, stop for refreshments in Dundonnell, admire the spectacular Ardessie falls, play on the sandy beaches and stroll around the Inverewe Gardens. A drive from Ullapool to Gairloch  will take around one hour by car.

From Ullapool, head north taking the A835 past the sweeping pebble beach at Ardmair looking over to Isle Martin  with Ben More Coigach towering behind. Continue north through Strathkanaird, 7 miles North of Ullapool, in the ancient parish of Coigach. Stop a while at the Knockan Crag Visitor Centre and Nature Trails  here it is a short drive where you can turn left through the Inverpolly Nature Reserve dominated by Stac Polaidh  & Suilven  beyond to Achiltibuie. Enjoy the beaches, the smokehouse, the Hydroponicum or take a boat trip to the summer isles. 

Alternatively continue north through the district of Assynt. Take the Assynt coastal road to view the Falls of Kirkaig, stop a while in Lochinver.

Head even further north through Kylesku, take a boat trip to the spectacular falls. Feel the atmosphere of Sandwood Bay, the ruggedness of Cape Wrath and the sands of Durness and Balnakiel Bay  (Ullapool to Durness is a 2 hour drive).

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