In September last year I met the fabulous Jeanette McQueen from Perth, Australia. She was on a mission to trace her McLeod ancestors from the Assynt area. We had a fantastic day out – both discovering links in her history and tackling one of the craziest roads I’ve ever driven – and taking in the most amazing scenery – all topped off with the best seafood feast for lunch. I have been back a few times since…. I am hooked on Assynt. I’d love to show you my favourite bits….. Jeanette, you have inspired me….
I will pick you up from your accommodation in Inverness around 9am and we wil head north towards Ullapool where we can stop and stretch the legs before heading north to the Geopark at Knockancrag.
We then head north west to Unapool and another stop at the Wailing Widow Falls, a spectacular waterfall hidden from sight and just a short walk up the river for stunning pictures of this natural wonder. After all our fresh air and walking it’s time to head to the award winning Kylesku Hotel to relax and enjoy a delicious lunch by the shores of Loch Glendhu.
Once we are all fed and watered it’s time to head south again and stopping off at the ancestral home of ‘Jeanettes family home’ Ardvreck Castle -on the shores of Loch Assynt.
Just when you are getting ‘comfy’ back in the van – we are stopping in Inchnadamph and walking to The Bone Caves. The remains of animals that have not lived in Scotland for hundreds of years have been discovered here. The perfect walk to work off that delicious lunch!
We will have a leisurely drive back towards Inverness with a quick stop at Corrieshalloch Gorge for some more waterfall pics, before I drop you off, tired, happy and ‘toured oot’ at your accommodation in Inverness.
Tour – £50 per hour
This is an 8 hour tour
Admissions and food not included in the price.