Breathtaking scenery abounds on this circular route from the foot of Stac Pollaidh. The route begins with a leisurely descent down to the coast with views to the Summer Isles and Torridon. The return journey awards a panoramic view of the unique mountains rising above the moors in this remote and otherwordly landscape.

Single track road with Stac Pollaidh in the background

Route Summary

  • Distance
    22 miles / 35 km
  • Time
  • Ascent
    951 feet / 290 m
  • Difficulty Level
  • Terrain
  • Start Point
    Stac Pollaidh Car Park
  • End Point
    Stac Pollaidh Car Park
  • How to Get There

    The start of this route is 14.7 miles north of Ullapool. Public transport is available via an infrequent bus service (811) from Ullapool.

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Route Map


Cùl Beag Mountain rises above Loch Lurgainn on a fine day

Cùl Beag and Loch Lurgainn

Loch Bad a' Ghaill with a backdrop of Stac Pollaidh and Cùl Beag

Loch Bad a' Ghaill

Signpost for Ullapool with Stac Pollaidh in the background


A straight single track road leads to the sea near Achiltibuie

Flat Stretch

Folding bike cyclist ascends a single track road with the Summer Isles and Torridon in the background

Above Altandhu

Single track road with Torridon mountains in the distance

Torridon Backdrop

Wagtail bird pirched on a shed roof in Polbain


A floppy eared pig looks over a fence, though not sure what he can see because his ears are in the way


Grass roof accommodation in Polbain

The Brochs of Coigach

Looking high above the sea over to the Summer Isles

Summer Isles View

Sheep on a single track road north of Achiltibuie


Large rusty balls

Rusty Moons

A sea shed with plastic buoys and fishing gear piled near the front door.

Sea Shed

Suilven, Stac Pollaidh, Cùl Mor and Cùl Beag

Mountains of Assynt

Folding bike on a single track road with mountains of Assynt in the background

Return Journey

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