Photo: Tim Hamlet

Walking & Climbing

Low Level

Even if you aren’t one for the high tops, there are many low-level walks with convenient road access and parking offering splendid views and chances to see our natural environment. You can walk into the low hills or explore the coastline, from the huge sandy beach at Achnahaird to the high cliffs at Reiff.

Achnahaird Beach

Higher Level

The Coigach peninsula has its own mountains giving easy to moderate climbing, wonderful views and a chance to walk off last night’s drams. As most things here, our mountains have Gaelic names and they include: Stac Pollaidh (Stack Polly, 613m); Ben More Coigach (743m); Sgurr an Fhidhleir (The Fiddler, 703m) Cul Beag (769m); Cul Mor (849m). Not far away are other well-known peaks including An Teallach, Suilven, Canisp, Quinag and Beinn Dearg.

The summit of Ben Mor Coigach

Rock climbing

As well as rock climbing on the mountains, the sea cliffs at Reiff offer excellent opportunities for novice and experienced climbers alike. Mostly single-pitch climbs Reiff’s sandstone cliffs are well recognised among the rock climbing fraternity and attract more and more climbers each year. The climbs feature on several web sites – check your usual search engine.

Maps

OS Landranger Sheet 15 covers the peninsula and is available locally.
For information about other sources and media have a look at our Maps Page here.

Popular Walks

Full details of these and other walks are published in the booklet “Walking Around Achiltibuie” available locally in the shops and pubs. The Coigach Geotrail leaflet is also a useful guide when you are out and about.
More details on this page – The Coigach Geotrail