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The main bus service is often timed for school services and links Drumbeg with Stoer & Lochinver, and then on to Ullapool. By arrangement this can call at Achmelvich Beach. As the timetable varies with the season and school holidays it is best to check what is available at traveline.

In summer the ‘Durness Cycle bus’ allows travel north to Kylesku, Scourie and Durness. Details on the D&E Coaches website.

Otherwise it is best to have personal transport – either a car or bicycle – to explore the narrow twisty coastal roads around Assynt – and to get to those out of the way places. The Durness Bus will take bicycles on a trailer if booked in advance – so it is possible to bring your bike without cycling the whole way to Assynt.

These minor roads along the coast that are still single track, and usually very quiet – so ideal for cycling. If driving the convention is to stop at the nearest passing place whenever you see another vehicle approaching to allow it to pass. Always stop on the left opposite a passing place if it is on the right – do NOT cross the road to pull in on the right. It is also very important to pull in to a passing space on the left to allow traffic behind to overtake if you are in no particular rush.

Be aware that anywhere in the parish there may be sheep on the road, and when driving late evening or early morning especially there is the additional hazard of deer that can cross the roads without warning.
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