Plan your trip

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WALK HERE

Find a full route de­scrip­tion at www.walkhigh­lands.co.uk/ ul­lapool/ben-more-coigach.shtml. Down­load route guides for Stac Pol­laidh and Suil­ven at www.lfto.com/bonus­routes.

GET­TING THERE

The walk starts from park­ing area near Cul­nacraig (grid ref NC061041), seven miles by crow north west of Ul­lapool but 28 very scenic ones by the A835 and sin­gle track roads. Bus from Ul­lapool to Baden­scal­lie, two miles from start (Mon to Sat).

WHERE TO STAY

One of the best hos­tels in Scot­land is on the doorstep at

Achen­in­ver (01854 622283, www. achen­in­ver­hos­tel.com). Housed in a cou­ple of crofts look­ing out to sea, and reached by a burn­side path, it used to be an SYHA and is now run as an in­de­pen­dent by a lo­cal fam­ily. Great at­mos­phere and a cosy set-up with views you could gaze at for days. Dorms from £20/pn. For B&B, try Tigh Uis­dean ( www. achiltibuiebe­dand­break­fast.co.uk) just down the way. From £30/pn.

WHERE TO EAT

For great-value break­fast baps, cof­fee, cake and home­cook­ing, pop into the café at the

Pip­ing School (01854 622777). For sup­per served straight from the sea, book (and you will need to book) into Salt (01854 622380, www.salt­seafood.com), a seafood chalet where the menu in­cludes Achiltibuie hand-dived scal­lops, lob­ster mac ’n cheese and the tra­di­tional fish soup, Cullen Skink. And there’s also the Sum­mer Isles

Ho­tel ( www.sum­merisleshotel. com), with restau­rant and bar.

MORE IN­FOR­MA­TION

www.coigach.com or call Ul­lapool iCen­tre on 01854 612486.

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