Achmelvich Beach near Lochinver - Gorgeous Highland Beaches at the Highland Bothies

Things To Do – Ullapool and the surrounding area

With all the breathtaking scenery around us, it’s little wonder that the area inspires photographers, artists, walkers, climbers, sailors, divers, snorkelers, wild-life watchers and geologists to visit – and many to stay.

Experience the Highlands

Ullapool is also famous for it's festivals – The very successful Book Festival in May of each year, The Junior Feis in April and the Adult Feis in May, our ever popular Beer Festival and the local Guitar Festival. Or if you are of a more adventurous nature we are an ideal base for hill walking with several Munro’s around us, as well as plentiful smaller hills and lots of places for biking.

There are also the local boat tours that go to the the close by Summer Isles where you will see lots of wildlife ranging from numerous Seals, to Dolphins, Whales and Sea Eagles.

We also have a range of snorkel trails in the surrounding area as featured on Country File. There is a local sea kayaking school for all levels from beginners to experienced hands.

Great walks all around

Of course the Highlands is famous for it's Munros and you are in the perfect place to "bag" a few on your stay. Some notable Munros to climb locally are listed below or visit the Walk Highlands website for further ideas:

  • Suilven
  • Ben Wyvis
  • Stac Pollaidh
  • An Teallach (10 peaks – 2 munros)
  • Beinn Dearg

Other places to visit

The beaches in the highlands are well worth a visit no matter what the weather, some of our favourites are listed below with links to their google map. Click and drive. 

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