The Area

Hillwalking

The mountains of Assynt are amongst some of the most striking looking mountains in Scotland.

From Kirkaig Lodge we can see:

Other mountains in the area include: Ben More Assynt and Conival (our only Munro’s), Quinag, Cul Mor and Cul Beag.

If you don’t fancy walking up a mountain and would prefer something a little less strenuous just walk along Kirkaig bay and carry on to the Falls of Kirkaig. It’s a fantastic river walk to go as far as you want but the waterfall really is unmissable and a great reward after only an hours walk!

The list of other walks in Assynt is never ending! Just ask us for info on: The Old Man of Stoer, The Culag Woods, The Glencanisp loop and Leitir Easaidh to name but a few!

Fishing

The River Kirkaig starts at Fionn Loch at the foot of Suilven, cascades over the Falls of Kirkaig and after some fierce rapids it comes to a very gentle end at Kirkaig Bay.

The keen angler will be content spending days on this fantastic river fishing for Salmon and Sea Trout.
The River Inver, The Assynt Crofters Trust and The Assynt Angling Club provide even more fishing opportunities in the area.

Other Activities

Make your holiday your own! If you are keen on doing water sports, Kirkaig Bay is perfect. Although it can sometimes be a touch too shallow for water skiers, it’s a favourite spot for Kayakers. Access is nearby to Kirkaig Lodge.

If outdoor activities just aren’t for you, relax! Assynt has two fabulous coastal routes to the north and south of Lochinver. The single track roads provide some breathtaking scenery.

A short stroll from us you’ll find Achins Bookshop and Coffee shop which is perfect for a relaxing afternoon.
Lochinver has a lovely array of shops for you to browse around so just go for a wander and explore!

Eating Out

Lochinver has some fantastic places to eat including a Michel Roux Restaurant at The Inverlodge Hotel, The Albannach Hotel which has a Michelin star; the Caberfeidh Dinning Pub (owned by the Albannach) which serves fresh produce, Peets Place, a very highly recommended and friendly restaurant, and the Lochinver Larder famous for its pies.

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