Things to do
Lael Forest Walks
Managed by the Forestry Commission these walks are of good standard and graded as easy. The forest was donated from his estate by Sir John Fowler (chief engineer of the Forth Bridge). The forest has some very old and interesting species such as the Giant Redwood (Sequoia) or affectionately known as the “Punching Tree”. You may also be lucky enough to see some rare wildlife such as Golden Eagles or Pine Martens.
See more information at http://www.forestry.gov.uk/laelforest.
There are three gorges nearby with varying degrees of difficulty for scrambling. However, these can be enjoyed without the need to scramble and view some very pleasant waterfalls.
Corrieshalloch Gorge and Falls of Measach
One of the UKs tallest waterfalls, the Falls of Measach is not for the faint hearted especially when you have to cross a suspended bridge over the great chasm into the gorge. The path continues to a viewing platform so you can view the true character of the falls. A spectacular remnant of glacial geology.
More information at http://www.nts.org.uk/Property/65/.
Whether you are a committed Munro or Corbett bagger or just want a leisurely stroll up a smaller hill, there is an abundance of hill and coastal walks available. The variety and choice is quite staggering and for anyone that enjoys this activity this part of the country will not disappoint. If you are an inexperienced walker I can offer a guided service on request.
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Summer Isles boat rides and diving
Enjoy a day out on the stunningly beautiful Summer Isles. From Ullapool you can take the “Summer Queen” boat on a relaxing ride to Tanara Mor, the largest of the Summer Isles, and explore the Island. On the way you are likely to see plenty wildlife such as Dolphins, Seals, many sea Birds and if you are lucky a Basking Shark.
Geopark and Knockan Crag
A truly magical area of the North West Highlands this boasts some of the most spectacular geology in the country.
There are many beautiful beaches to visit in the area.