Friday, September 25, 2009

Achiltibuie from Meall an Fheadain

Achiltibuie from Meall an Fheadain.

Achiltibuie is a very special place in the North West of Scotland. It's just got that indescribeable 'feel' to it. We enjoyed a fantastic September day chilling out in the area. The short walk to the summit of Meall an Fheadain gives marvellous views out to the Summer Isles and back over to Stac Pollaidh and the Coigach hills.

Stac Pollaidh from Meall an Fheadain.

Looking to Suilven from Meall an Fheadain.

The Summer Isles from Meall an Fheadain.

Garvie Bay near Achiltibuie.

Garvie Bay is a super little spot near Achiltibuie. You are likely to get the beach to yourself and I took advantage with a dip in the sea. Not for long mind you!

Achiltibuie Smokehouse.

The Smokehouse at Achiltibuie offers some fantastic products - I settled for smoked salmon which was delicious! In the afternoon we climbed the superb mountain of Stac Pollaidh. Whilst not the largest, it is the favourite of many people in Scotland. The path is possbly the best in Scotland and most of the difficulties on the ridge can be by-passed. There were many walkers taking advantage of the sunshine on the 18th September.

On the Ridge of Stac Pollaidh.

If you would like to stay in Achiltibuie, there's a lovely cottage, Greenhill, perfecty situated for enjoying this area.