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There are many fine walks to be had in the area, from easy, relaxed strolls around the coast, to more strenuous inland walks and hill climbing. These include visits to Handa Island, Foindle, Fanagmore and Tarbet, Glen Dubh and Maldie Falls, Sandwood Bay, Faraid Head, Cape Wrath, Ben Arkle, Ben Stack, Quinag, and many, many more!

Eating Out

Fine meals can be obtained, many utilising local produce at 'The Anchorage', 'The Seafood Restaurant', 'The Conservatory, Scourie' Bookings only, 'The Scourie Hotel', 'The Kylesku Hotel' and the 'Altnacealgach Bar and Hotel'. There is also a tea-room at the Maryck 'Memories of Childhood' museum.

Handa Island

Maintained as a nature reserve and bird sanctuary by the Scottish Wildlife Trust, Handa Island is well worth a visit. Free loan of a rucksack containing guide books for birds and wildflowers, a 'bug box', notebook and pencil, binoculars etc can be obtained from the Scourie Caravan and Camping site (£20 refundable deposit).


The climate being moderated by the Gulf Stream, unexpected and unusual gardens can be found, offering some of the most northerly palm trees and similar plants. Visit Scourie Lodge Gardens, Leckmelm Gardens, the formal 'Versailles' design gardens of Dunrobin Castle.


Fishing permits for many well stocked rivers and lochs are available. Sea angling is also available.

Arts and Crafts

Pottery, weaving, woodworking, stonecraft, leatherwork, needlework and basketry can be found at Drumbeg Designs Craft Shop, Lochinver and Ullapool Stoneware Potteries and at Balnakeil Craft Village near Durness.


Nearby golf courses include Ullapool (40 miles), and Durness (26 miles). Further afield, at 65 miles is the world renowned Royal Dornoch course.

Sea Cruises

Take sea cruises around the Summer Isles, Handa Island and, looking out for seals, otters, dolphin, porpoise, whales and a wide variety of sea birds. Also, from Kylesku, you can take a 2 hour cruise on the m.v. 'Statesman' and view Eas-Coul-Aulin, Britain's highest waterfall.

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