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Walk Assynt Week

24th August - 29th August | Dates and times below
Explore Assynt's amazing landscape and discover more about the area's rich natural and cultural heritage.
Nine guided walks over six days - some short and simple, others long and strenuous.
Everyone is welcome but required fitness levels vary and all include rough and boggy terrain. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear, bring water and for the longer walks, a packed lunch.

Sunday 24 August
11am - 3pm Ledbeg Heritage Trail
Co-ordinated by a Historic Assynt volunteer we will walk over what was once Assynt's largest and most prosperous farm, noting the diverse geology of the area, wild life and sites of archaeological and historical interest from the Neolithic to the recent past.
Meet 11am Ledmore Marble Quarry approach road off A837 Grid Ref NC 246 146 Grade C
Adults £5, Concessions £3, Family £12 Contact Jorine Van Delft 01571 844480

Monday 25 August
10am - 12noon Cnoc an Each Heritage Trail
Co-ordinated by a Historic Assynt volunteer this walk runs along a loch shore and through ancient woodland up to a hidden valley with lovely mountain views, roundhouses of Bronze or Iron Age date and more recent settlement remains.
Meet 10am Glencanisp Walkers Car Park Grid Ref NC 108 219 Grade C
Adults £3, Concessions £2, Families £8 Contact Gordon Sleight 01571 855207

Monday 25 August
2 - 4pm Eadar a Chalda Heritage Trail
Co-ordinated by a Historic Assynt Volunteer the walk climbs to a series of limestone ridges above Ardvreck Castle which offer spectacular views of Loch Assynt and the surrounding mountains to take in medieval and eighteenth century ruins and Bronze Age remains set amidst rich grassland full of wild flowers.
Meet 2pm Ardvreck Castle Car Park off A837 Grid Ref NC 242 235 Grade C
Adults £3, Concessions £2, Families £8 Contact Stevan Lockhart 01571 855361

Tuesday 26 August
11am - 3pm Achmelvich Coastal walk
Led by a Highland Council Ranger, this cliff walk seeks out wildlife - otter signs, dolphins, seabirds, wildflowers, and explores the geological events which formed this lovely landscape.
Meet 11am Achmelvich Beach Car Park off B869 Grid ref NC 058 248 Grade C
Adults £3, Concessions £2, Families £8 Contact Andy or Roz Summers 01571 844654

Wednesday 27 August
10am - 12noon Knockan Crag Geology Trail
Led by a Geopark Officer the walk climbs a steep path up Knockan Crag past a remarkable series of rock outcrops revealing the geological history of NW Scotland and offers wonderful views of the Assynt and Coigach mountains from the top of the ridge.
Meet 10am Knockan Crag Car Park off A835 Grid ref NC188 091 Grade C
Adults £3, Concessions £2, Families £8 Contact Laura Hamlet 07828894030 or 01854 622754

Wednesday 27 August
2 - 4pm Kirkton Heritage Trail
Co-ordinated by a Historic Assynt volunteer this trail starts by a small waterfall and takes in loch and mountain views, limestone grassland and wild flowers, a deserted eighteenth century settlement, Bronze Age burnt mounds, a roundhouse of possible Iron Age date and other features.
Meet 2pm lay-by north of Inchnadamph on A 837 (opp. waterfall) Grid ref NC 247 228 Grade C
Adults £3, Concessions £2, Families £8 Contact Romany Garnet 01571 844172

Thursday 28 August
11am - 5pm Stac Pollaidh Walk
Led by a Highland Council Ranger this walk up the amazing jagged peak of Stac Pollaidh reveals many secrets of the last ice age. Stunning views across to Suilven and Canisp.
Meet 11am Stac Pollaidh Car Park five miles off the A835 Grid ref NC 108 095 Grade D
Adults £10, Concessions £5 Contact Andy or Roz Summers 01571 844654

Thursday 28 August
11am - 4pm Quinag Walk
Led by a John Muir Trust Ranger this walk offers spectacular views and possible sightings of Deer and Golden Eagle it explores the ecology, flora, fauna and geology of this beautiful mountain.
Meet 11am Quinag Car Park, south side A894 Grid ref NC 252 274 Grade D
Adults £5, Concessions £2, Families £8 Contact Don O'Driscoll 01971 521412

Friday 29 August
11am - 3pm Clachtoll Heritage and Geology Trail
Co-ordinated by a Historic Assynt volunteer and a Geopark Officer this coastal walks explores the rich geology, wildlife, archaeology and wonderful views along the coast between Clachtoll and Stoer.
Meet 11am Clachtoll Beach Car Park off B869 Grid ref NC 039 273 Grade B
Adults £5, Concessions £3, Families £12 Contact David Haines 01571 833361
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