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A climber on Stac Pollaidh in Assynt, Scotland. Photographic Print of A climber on Stac Pollaidh in Assynt Scotland UK from Specialist Stock.

Assynt is a parish in west Sutherland, Scotland, just north of Ullapool. It is famous for its landscape and its remarkable mountains including; Quinag, Canisp, Suilven, Cul Mòr, Stac Pollaidh, and Ben More Assynt.


The Northern Highlands is a vast area in Scotland, stretching north from Inverness and the Black Isle to Gairloch, Ullapool, Torridon and Applecross, Lochinver and Caithness & Sutherland. Much of this region is wild and remote with solitary peaks surrounded by moorland and huge massifs that inspire adventure. Many classic peaks are covered including the mesmeric Suilven, Stac Pollaidh, Liathach, Beinn Eighe and Quinag. Areas covered: The Beauly Firth to Loch Broom, Dundonnell to Kinlochewe, Torridon, The Hills of Assynt, The Far North: Caithness and Sutherland. Northern Highlands (Pocket Mountains).

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Photograph Hills Of Assynt Scotland. Hills of Assynt Near Lochinver, Lochinver, Scotland Photographic Poster Print by Grant Dixon, 24x32.

The North-West Highlands, which for the purposes of this book includes all the Scottish mainland north and west of the Great Glen together with the Isle of Skye, is the last area in Britain which could truthfully be described as genuinely wild. This guide to 24 of the finest walks in this gloriously lonely and often breathtakingly beautiful landscape is aimed, not at climbers, who are already well catered for, but at walkers who wish to enjoy the wild country and, while prepared to tackle rough terrain, do not necessarily have the skills and equipment that may be needed on the higher hills. The walks, which range from 6 to 17 miles (9.5 to 27 km) in length are mostly circular and in all cases begin and end at sites with space for parking and access to public transport. Some of the routes, though by no means all, run through land owned by the National Trust for Scotland. The landscapes through which they pass range from the tightly packed hills and glens of Ardgour, Moidart and Knoydart in the south to the wild moors of the extreme north over which a few peaks like Suilven, Canisp and Quinag tower in splendid isolation. Chris Townsend guides his readers with an infectious enthusiasm, sound advice and knowledgeable observations of the wildlife and geology of the Highlands. The book also includes a glossary of Gaelic and Scots words and a Useful Information section listing organisations and websites that may be useful to visiting walkers. The Guide to Walks in North-West Highlands (National Trust for Scotland).

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