Assynt, Scotland

If I ever live in Scotland, I would live in Assynt. What an amazing area! The mountains are not as large as in the Highlands but they make up for it in their appearance and wild character that appealed to me. I spent a few days in the area and did several hikes: Suilven, Stac Pollaidh, Cul Mor, Falls of Kirkaig and Old Man of Stoer. Assynt has everything: mountains, beaches, sea cliffs, lakes and waterfalls.

While in the area, you must stop in Lochinver and try the delicious pies at Lochinver Larder. So good! (

Of all of the hikes that I have done so far, Stac Pollaidh has to be one with the most bang for your buck. It’s a small mountain with really interesting rock formations that are lots of fun to scramble over and grand views of the wilderness, ocean and other peaks such as Suilven and Cul Mor.

Suilven is another small mountain with a lot of character. It’s a prominent landmark in the area and is a lot of fun to explore. It was one of my high priority hikes in Scotland and did not disappoint, despite some cold, wet, windy weather.

Falls of Kirkaig –

Suilven –

Cul Mor –

Stac Pollaidh –

Old Man of Stoer-

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