Guided hillwalking day in Assynt in the Northern Highlands

Suilven is a spectacular mountain in the North-West Highlands. The most westerly peak in Assynt, it dominates the surrounding area. From the west and above the village of Lochinver its westerly rounded summit, Caisteal Liath, is affectionately known as the 'Sugar Loaf'. But head nearer and its shape changes dramatically with a long crest stretching across a middle peak, Meall Meadhonach, and ending abruptly on Meall Bheag.

We're here in this wonderful area for some fine hiking on well defined paths and ome easy scrambling to reach the main summits on Suilven's ridge. We'll also take a circular route to vary our day.

At a glance

  • A day hiking on fine paths into a remote and beautiful area.
  • Reaching superb vantage points from where vast views over a landscape pitted with lochans can be savoured.
  • Enjoy some easy rock-scrambling along crests and ridges, mostly at Grade 1 level, with some optional detours.
  • Reach Suilven's summits, Caisteal Liath and Meall Mheadhonach
  • Be guided by an experienced leader with a good knowledge of the wildlife, flora and geology

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General info

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Rock-scrambling to Grade 1, moderate day.

This day event is a guided hill-walking and rock-scrambling hike with one of our experienced and qualified leaders.

Your guide will know the area well and be able to give you insight into the flora, fauna and geology.

Our maximum guide to client ratio on this event is 1:6.

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Trip photos

On Suilven looking to Quinag
Suilven from the west
Meall Mheadhonach on Suilven
A the col between Caisteal Liath and Beinn Mheadhonach on Suilven's crest
Suilven's crest from the north
Suilven from the Inverkirkaig approach

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