The Area


More about the Area

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.

With a harbour to explore you can stroll down and see the fishermen bringing in their catch. All this and fantastic scenery to enjoy!




Sunrise
Sunrise

There are two general stores in the area, one of which has petrol pumps. There is a post office, a craft shop and many other attractions.

  
 A few yards from the Steading
 A few yards from the Steading

The Summer Isles Smokehouse is world renowned for its range of smoked foods; visitors are welcome at their viewing area and shop.

The Wool Shed in Achiltibuie is open during the summer months and has beautiful knitwear for sale.

The Achiltibuie Garden in Achiltibuie uses a revolutionary form of gardening to grow a wide range of exotic fruit, vegetables and flowers in soil free conditions. The Achiltibuie Garden has tours each day and a café for snacks and meals. Also on display are local crafts.





  Local Seafood
Local Seafood
Stac Pollaidh
Stac Pollaidh

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. For more information please visit www.bvegb.co.uk/activities

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. To see some pictures of climbing in Reiff visit www.climbonline.co.uk/reiff.htm

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.


  Sandy Beach
Sandy Beach
Old Dornie Harbour
Old Dornie Harbour
  

Seals Sunbathing
Seals Sunbathing

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 enquiries and bookings please contact :

Chris & Ann MacLeod, Blairbuie, Achiltibuie, Ullapool, Ross-shire  IV26 2YS
Tel +44 (0)1854 622416,  Email cmacblairbuie@freeuk.com or via the Contact Form