A hidden corner of Wester Ross in the Scottish Highlands, close to the main NC500 route in the Assynt-Coigach National Scenic Area and the North West Highlands Geopark.
Achiltibuie Tourist Association (ATA) Coronavirus (Covid-19) – Current Voluntary Advice 11/05/2020
We are updating our Voluntary Advice issued on 22/03/2020 to take account of the recent UK and Scottish Government announcements where Coronavirus is now a National Emergency and there are restrictions which effectively ‘amount to a lockdown’. Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has stated that Coronavirus is the biggest challenge of our lifetime and the measures we take to tackle it must reflect the magnitude of that as follows:
The advice is clear it is strong and it is firm that we must all stay at home apart from:
1) To shop for basic necessities and I am asking that you should limit this to once a day.
2) To take exercise again once a day but to do so alone or with you own household, not in groups
3) For medical reasons or to care for a vulnerable person.
4) To travel to essential work if that work cannot be done at home.
From the UK Government Guidance during the Coronavirus (COVD-19) pandemic:
Essential travel does not include visits to second homes, camp sites, caravan parks or similar, whether for isolation purposes or holidays. People should remain in their primary residence. Not taking these steps puts additional pressure on communities and services that are already at risk.
Finally the message is ‘Let’s do all we are being asked to do now to protect our own health and show love and solidarity for our fellow citizens.
We very much hope you all stay safe and healthy.
Far from the madding crowd, just a few lucky people know about Achiltibuie and to them it holds a special place in their hearts. This is a place to unwind, relax, shed a few cares and reflect on life.
Overlooking the Summer Isles, Achiltibuie sits in a spectacular landscape of mountains, islands and the sea and is full of exciting places to be discovered.
The coast and islands have some of the best diving, sailing and kayaking anywhere in Scotland with sheltered bays and sea caves to explore and clean sandy beaches to build your castles on.
There are great walks for all abilities here including many suitable for families.
Dramatic mountain routes boast views south to the mountains of Torridon and north to the peaks of Assynt and easier coastal walks follow the rocky coves and sandy beaches along the shore or beside the cool clear burns tumbling down the hillside.
The sandstone sea cliffs at Reiff are renowned for the quality of the many routes for climbers and are easily accessible a short walk from the road.
“To climb on the sea cliffs at Reiff is to sample some of the best rock-climbing in Britain, in one of the most beautiful places.”
For many of our visitors the main attraction is peace and quiet and the opportunity to genuinely get away from every day life.
There are no queues for the beach, the car park or the bus and you might walk all day without meeting anyone. Slow down, enjoy the views and settle in for a while.
Why not take a little time to explore this site and find out more. Here are some useful pages to get you started.
Achiltibuie and its smaller adjoining hamlets form the main part of the parish of Coigach, a traditional crofting and fishing community of no more than a couple of hundred houses sprinkled along between mountain and shore on a peninsula looking over the Summer Isles and the open sea. A not to be missed detour from the North Coast 500.
SO WHAT DOES ACHILTIBUIE MEAN?
Why not come and explore?