Just a short post about Stoer Lighthouse, which is perched at the edge of the little peninsula that marks one of the four corner points of the Assynt region (Kylesku, Elphin & Inverkirkaig are the other three). As well as being a fully-functioning automated lighthouse, it offers self-catering accommodation, which I suspect would be rather fun.
Most of the land around the lighthouse is pretty slopy and there aren’t any fences between you and the rocks below, so do take care. But it’s a lovely spot from which you get a great view south of the major mountains of the region – must go back on a clearer day!
Suilven, Cul Mor, Cul Beag & Stac Pollaidh
If you walk north up the coast, you’ll get to the Old Man of Stoer, a rather impressive sandstone stack. We didn’t have time when we visited in September 2016, but we’ll certainly do that when we’re next up there. So here are just some more pics of our mooch around the lighthouse, taking in the views…
Getting there: From Ullapool: take the A835 north, towards Lochinver (A837) - gorgeous drive! After about 25 miles, you reach Loch Assynt – keep going and about 11 miles further on, just outside Lochinver, take the right turning signed Achmelvich/Clachtoll/Stoer. As you come through Stoer, you’ll see a turning left signed for the Lighthouse and it’s about 4 miles down a wiggly single-track road.
Sat Nav: IV27 4JH
OS Landranger map: 15 LOCH ASSYNT Lochinver & Kylesku
Terrain: Short grass & paths
Nearest facilities: The Secret Tea Room @ Assynt Aromas in Drumbeg. Buy some of their gorgeous candles while you’re there! For shops & more facilities, head back down the road to Lochinver.
All maps in the blog are from Google Maps
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