The Area

  

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Just a two hour drive North West from Inverness through spectacular scenery lies the Coigach Peninsula. A number of small townships, dotted along the coastline, make up this traditional crofting and fishing community which is set against a backdrop of dramatic mountains with wonderful views to the Summer Isles and open sea beyond.

The area is renowned for its outstanding natural beauty, wildlife, outdoor activities, dramatic mountain scenery, freshly caught seafood and local produce.

Whether you are seeking a calming environment in which to relax, are searching for artistic inspiration, or just want to indulge in outdoor pursuits including; fishing, hill walking, climbing, kayaking or cycling. Coigach is the place to be.




Sunrise
Red Deer

 Alt nan Coisiche
 Garvie Bay
The Summer Isles Hotel has an excellent reputation for food and is regularly featured in the Good Food Guides; dinner should be booked in advance.

The Am Fuaran Bar serves delicious lunch and evening meals and you can also eat in the Summer Isles Bar which is open throughout the day and evening.

The prestigious Coigach Community Hall is available for indoor games and holds Ceilidhs/Dances throughout the season. There is a full sized snooker table and the Hall is a regular venue for Weddings etc.

There are daily boat trips to the Islands which pass bird and seal colonies. Loch and sea fishing is also available and we would be pleased to provide further details.



  Falls
Allt nan Coisiche
Loch of Reiff sunset
Loch of Reiff Sunset

Mountain Climbing

The north-west has some of the most stunning mountains in Scotland containing beautiful ridge walks and great rock climbing. Winter climbing is available depending on weather conditions.

Reiff consists of several geos giving routes of 5 to 25 metres on good quality sandstone. Grades go from difficult to E7. There are probably at least 300 routes spread along 5 miles of coastline. A great place to climb with a lot of starred routes.

Within a twenty minute drive from Reiff is the familiar shape of Stac Pollaidh (pictured above). Although not a dfficult climb it attracts many visitors each year and has a sizeable parking area at its base. Mountain and climbing guides can be bought locally from North West Outdoors in Ullapool.

Outdoor pursuits

There are many outdoor activities available in this unspoiled area. Cycling and walking around the Coigach peninsula affords many fine views of the coastline and the Summer Isles. You can try your hand at sea-fishing by hiring a boat for the day (Ardmair), and there is a yachting school based on Tanera as well as numerous beaches and coastal walks to explore.


  Beach Days, Achnahiard Bay
Beach Days, Achnahiard Bay
Stac Pollaidh
Stac Pollaidh
  

Sundown Over The Minch
Ruined Croft, Reiff

Ullapool

The nearest large town to Reiff is Ullapool which has numerous hotels, a leisure centre with a swimming pool, a museum, a travelling cinema, a public library with internet access and many restaurants, art and craft shops and cafés, not to mention a supermarket and a working harbour.

For further information about whats on in Ullapool and Wester Ross visit Ullapool Information Online or pop into the tourist office in West Argyle street.


To see more photos from the local area please visit the Views Slides page.

For accommodation enquiries please contact Ruth
Email: reiffsteading@gmail.com