Around The Parish
Around the Parish
Head south along the coastline on the mad little road. This narrow, single-track, winds along the coastline, taking in the scenic crofting hamlets of Strathan, Badnaban, and Inverkirkaig. Continue over the River Kirkaig into north west Ross-shire, and meander your way along this twisty, bumpy, wee road, taking advantage of the majestic scenery en-route. Pass through charming Inverpolly and onwards to the Achiltibuie peninsula, some 11 miles from Lochinver. There is a wonderful beach near the scattered township of Achnahaird with a vast area of reddish, golden sands to enjoy. Continue your tour around the loop road on this headland and relish all that you see. Return along the side of Loch Lurgain and join the A835 at Drumrunnie. Travel back to your accommodation in Lochinver, some 27 miles ahead, via Ledmore Junction, passing through the attractive historical settlement of Inchnadamph on the way.
Heading north from Lochinver follow the undulating, narrow, coastal road through the crofting villages of Clachtoll, Stoer, Clashnessie, Drumbeg, and Nedd, observing the remarkable scenery as you go. Golden sandy beaches, rocky shores and headlands, sheltered little bays, inland lochs and mountains, are all part of this wonderful landscape which you will pass through before reaching the iconic little fishing village of Kylesku. From here you can take a boat trip and see Britain's highest waterfall, Eas a Chual Aluinn, which drops some 700 feet before crashing into the river below. Cross the Kylesku bridge and you will leave the Parish of Assynt to explore the north west of Sutherland.