Mountain, Assynt Hillwalking, Assynt Castle, Assynt Wildlife, Assynt Mountain, Assynt

Assynt: Stoer, Lochinver & Inchnadamph

Guided Walks, Tours, Boat Trips & Wildlife Watching

An ideal way to discover the Geopark and learn more about its fascinating geological, cultural and social history is to take part in a guided walk, tour or sea cruise. Catch the ferry just north of the village of Scourie and sail to a remarkable island where 200,000 seabirds come to breed. Guillemots, razorbills, puffins and great skuas fill the skies above Torridonian sandstone cliffs. It is advisable to contact the operator first as many tours are weather dependant and some only operate during the summer season.

The diversity of wildlife within the Geopark is breathtaking. Animals, sea creatures and birds you may see around the area include:

  • badger, stoat, weasel, pine marten, fox, otter, hare, red deer, roe deer
  • whale species, porpoise, seal, basking shark, dolphin
  • golden eagle, peregrine falcon, osprey, heron, willow warbler, wren, redpoll, redwing, sandpiper, oystercatcher, black-throated diver

To find out where best to view different species, contact your local Highland Council Countryside Ranger or Tourist Information Centre.

Assynt Crofters Trust, Stoer

North Assynt Estate, Stoer, Sutherland, IV27 4JG
01571 855298
http://www.assyntfoundation.org/

Assynt Visitor Centre, Lochinver

Main Street, Lochinver, Sutherland IV27 4LX
01571 844373
http://www.assynt.info/

Grampian Speleological Group,
Highland Council Countryside Ranger Service, Lochinver

Main Street, Lochinver, Sutherland IV47 4LX
01571 844654
http://www.highland.gov.uk/leisureandtourism/what-to-see/rangers/

Statesman Cruises, Kylesku

Old Ferry Pier, Kylesku, Sutherland IV27 4HW
01971 502345

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Photography courtesy of Inver Lodge Hotel, Scottish Natural Heritage, Highland Council, British Geological Survey, Sutherland Partnership, Mackay Country Archive and Iain Sarjeant.