EXPLORE COIGACH PENINSULA
Eat, Explore & Experience…
WILDLIFE & NATURE
Explore Coigach Peninsula and discover a breathtaking area that offers boat trips to the Summer Isles, kayaking lessons, walks, tracks and climbs, beautiful beaches, sea and loch fishing, bars, and restaurants, and the area is full of wildlife and history as well as many beautiful villages and ports worth exploring while you are staying with us. There are seals and sea birds along the coast, whale, porpoise and dolphin out around the islands and sometimes quite close to shore, and even white tailed sea eagles nesting nearby. Many of our guests return year after year as they soon discover that rather than struggling to find things to do, they struggle finding time to fit everything in!
WHAT YOU MIGHT SEE
Seals | Sea birds | Sea Eagles |
Golden Eagles | Deer | Whales |
Porpoise | Dolphin | Otters
GET ACTIVE IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS
We are surrounded by some beautiful wildlife and nature. Within walking distance of the chalets are some great beaches, paths, hills and mountains. Within easy cycling and driving distance, you can find amazing sights and places to visit, and if you are exploring by car, we are a great base to work your way around the west coast of Scotland taking in some stunning scenery and villages.
Walking | Climbing | Kayaking | Cycling | Snorkelling | Beaches
Summer Isles Sea Tours operate the Isabella around the Summer Isles for cruises, and is also available for deep sea angling and charters. Contact Ian on 0792 792 0592. www.summerisles-seatours.co.uk
Kayak hire or trips can be arranged through Jules at Norwest Sea Kayaking, 07900 641860/01571 844281. They do trips from both Achiltibuie and Lochinver www.norwestseakayaking.com
Offering Canoe and Kayak adventures from day trips to overnight expeditions.
+447895 341660/ +447766 712503
A trail of 9 snorkel sites in the north west, 4 of which are close to us, so bring a wetsuit and snorkel and explore under the waves.
See www.scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/things-to-do/snorkel-trails/ for details.
Hamlet Mountaineering offers mountain guiding, rock climbing, scrambling, kayaking, and canoeing. Contact Tim on 01854 622754, 07766 712 503 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. www.hamletmountaineering.com
A local walks leaflet will be in your chalet, and can also be found at www.coigach.com/see-and-do/walking-climbing
Another useful site is www.walkhighlands.co.uk
Guided walks are run by the Highland Council Countryside Rangers, please see here for more information: www.visitwester-ross.com/guided-walks.asp
The old road to Lochinver is a great wee drive and you can loop back to Achiltibuie by the main road taking in the coast, the bone caves, Elphin and the Knockan Crag visitor centre (all in the North West Geopark), or go further to Cape Wrath, the most north westerly point of the UK, or if you pop to Ullapool, in the summer 3 sailings a day mean it is possible to visit the Hebrides by ferry and be back in your chalet by night.
FOOD & DRINK
We’ve access to some of the finest Scottish produce from right here on our doorstep and there are some wonderful options for dining out (or in!) in the area.
Prawns/Langoustine | Scallops | Fish | Venison | Local Baking
Coigach is home to a number of musicians, professional and for fun. Some play in the bars locally as well as hold sesions and ceilidhs in the community hall. It is not that unheard of for guests to join in. Local musician Ann-Marie Firth-Bernard who can give you taster sessions/lessons in fiddle, flute or whistle.
Each year the area plays host to some festivals including the annual Coigach Gathering which happens in early summer, the Reiff Climbing Festival in October and the Coigach Half-Marathon. Ullapool also hosts Loopallu, a guitar festival and a book festival annually.