Walking & Climbing

Achnahaird Beach

Achnahaird Beach ©Ewan Macneilage

Low level

Even if you aren’t one for the high tops, there are many low-level walks with convenient road access and parking offering splendid views and chances to see our natural environment. You can walk into the low hills or explore the coastline, from the huge sandy beach at Achnahaird to the high cliffs at Reiff.

 

 

 

The summit of Ben Mor Coigach

View from Ben Mor Coigach © Ewan Macneilage

Higher level

The Coigach peninsula has its own mountains giving easy to moderate climbing, wonderful views and a chance to walk off last night’s drams. As most things here, our mountains have Gaelic names and they include: Stac Pollaidh (Stack Polly, 613m); Ben More Coigach (743m); Sgurr an Fhidhleir (The Fiddler, 703m) Cul Beag (769m); Cul Mor (849m). Not far away are other well-known peaks including An Teallach, Suilven, Canisp, Quinag and Beinn Dearg.

Rock climbing

As well as rock climbing on the mountains, the sea cliffs at Reiff offer excellent opportunities for novice and experienced climbers alike. Mostly single-pitch climbs Reiff’s sandstone cliffs are well recognised among the rock climbing fraternity and attract more and more climbers each year. The climbs feature on several web sites – check your usual search engine.

Maps

OS Landranger Sheet 15 covers the peninsula and is available locally. For information about other sources and media have a look at our Maps Page here.

Popular WalksAchiltibuie Walks

The Old Salmon Bothy at Rubha Beag

Full details for these and other walks are published in a booklet available locally in the shops and pubs.