Altandhu, Achiltibuie and Coigach
The Achiltibuie Area offers a wealth of leisure activities including a popular cruise around the Summer Isles with the opportunity to land and explore, or to enjoy the panoramic views whilst having your picnic lunch. Varieties of fishing are available. Permits are required and are available locally to fish on the banks or by boat for sea trout and salmon on lochs and rivers. Coigach provides much scope for the naturalist, the botanist, the walker, the artist and the photographer.
Best of all is exploring the beaches, shoreline and hills by foot, finding a secluded spot that can be yours for the day. The nearest sandy beaches are at Achnahaird and Reiff. Achnahaird is one of the sites of the North West Snorkel Trail so don’t forget to bring a snorkel! For the more ambitious, a climb up Stac Pollaidh is a possibility – there is a path to the top, which makes it accessible to many. The rocky peaks of Inverpolly, and the sea cliffs of Reiff provide a challenge to the most experienced of climbers.
Great food can be found at Am Fuaran Bar, just along from the chalets, as well as at the Summer Isles Hotel and the Achiltibuie Piping School Café. Our two local shops also stock tasty provisions, including local produce from Achiltibuie Garden and Summer Isles Bakes. Free range eggs and croft produce can be found at honesty boxes in different parts of the village.
Shoppers will be delighted with the Coigach Craft Shop, the Fisk Gallery which features stunning pottery, and the Achiltibuie Artists Gallery which showcases quality local art.
For those keen on some active exploration, there are many stunning beaches and umpteen walks, as well as canoeing, climbing, cycling, snorkelling and kayaking all to be enjoyed. For the ultimate in activity, you might catch a local ceilidh. See Explore for more details.
Ullapool is a scenic 45 minute drive south, where you find a leisure centre with swimming pool, a golf course, an award winning museum, a supermarket and petrol station, as well as a selection of craft shops, pubs and restaurants.
Lochinver is a 45 minute drive north, either by way of a winding coastal single track road, picturesque in spring with primroses, bluebells and water lilies, or via the A835. In Lochinver you will find shops and an award winning delicatessen.