Photo: Peter Drake

More About Achiltibuie

Overlooking the Summer Isles on the Coigach peninsula , Achiltibuie sits in a spectacular landscape of mountains, islands and the sea. The area is full of hidden corners 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 Coigach Geotrail and our local walks leaflet will give you the ideas and guidance you need to make the most of your visit.

Climbing at Reiff

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. Local guides and instructors are available if you need help or advice.
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 many places locally where you may wander all day without meeting anyone apart from the local wildlife.

There are no queues for the beach, the car park or the bus. Slow down, enjoy the views and settle in for a while.

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.

Coigach has been inhabited for thousands of years and traces of early settlers are clearly visible from the remains of hut circles and an iron age broch to the Norse influence in many of the place names still in use today.

Why not come and explore?