Assynt includes, and is surrounded by, spectacular mountains, most of which rise up from an undulating landscape of Lewisian Gneiss as isolated peaks of reddish-brown Torridonian sandstone, often topped with a layer of pale quartzite.
Walkers & Climbers - whether experienced or not - are spoiled for choice here. There are two Munros in the area - Ben More Assynt and Conival, located on the eastern edge of Assynt are popular with the keen mountaineer. But there are many more walks & climbs to suit all ages and abilities – low level walks, coastal strolls, and rock climbing on the sea cliffs or the mountains.
The Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 442 or Landranger 15 both cover the entire area. The Assynt Walking Network guide can be downloaded here
. Maps and guidebooks to the hills and surrounding countryside are available at the Assynt Visitor Centre and local bookshops.
During the deer stalking season (20th August to 20th October for stags and later in the winter for hinds) all walkers are asked to proceed with caution. To check if a stalk is in progress phone the Estate whose property you are entering beforehand. Contact numbers and other details are available in the Assynt Visitor Centre.
Please follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code, Enjoy your walk!