When our team is not cooking fabulous dishes or welcoming you with our warm Highland hospitality, we are out exploring this incredible country we live in. Scotland has so much to offer that it is impossible to explore everything in a few days. Every year we explore a little more. We love hearing about our customers journey in and around Ullapool. We have decided to put together a few recommendations for our latest finds for you. One of our lovely managers went out to find some fantastic hiking trails and fun activities, and this is what she found.
Just a short 30 or so minutes drive from The Seaforth you will find this beautiful and popular limestone valley of the Allt nan Uamh (Burn of the Caves) to the famous Bone Caves, where the bones of bears, reindeer and wolves that once roamed this part of the country have been discovered.
The whole walk is about four kilometres long and is mostly on a good path. The walk is not suitable for families with young kids, as there are moments of steep inclines and a narrow path. Be careful on the final climb up to the caves where the trail crosses a steep slope. Absolutely breathtaking views and well worth the climb up. This walk definitely works up an appetite so make sure to get back in time for lunch at the Seaforth. Bone caves has a clear path which is rough, narrow and steep at times near the caves. The insides of the caves themselves can be wet and slippery.
Ardessie falls are a number of waterfalls in the river Allt Airdeasaidh west of Dundonnel along road A832 in the Highlands of northern Scotland (United Kingdom). Climbing up the paths beside this waterfall gives you excellent views out over Little Loch Broom and absolutely exhilarating. This was such a wonderful find as we have driven passed this spectacular hike all these years not knowing the magical scenes that lay a short distance away. The paths can be muddy, slippy and wet, so good boots are essential. The rocks and stepping stones in the waterfalls can be slippy, so take care if crossing the falls.
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Something we do every year and still love is the boat trips from Ullapool Harbour. Practically on our doorsteps. You will find across the road from
Highly recommend this activity when in Ullapool. Their route changes according to weather and season as the animals can change their habits according to where they are feeding and hauling out. We got to see Isle of Martin. A community-owned Island just off Ardmair, spectacular cliffs which were home to rock doves, along the way we met local fishermen, saw Porpoise and then to end an already perfect hour we watched Dolphins enjoying the back spray of the boat we were in. Personally, for me, it will be an experience I will never forget. Absolutely magical.
Just a short walk from The Seaforth you will find Ullapool Hill, this beautiful Hill still takes our breath away literally and figuratively speaking. This short but steep ascent reveals superb views over Loch Broom and Ullapool. The highest point is the outcrop of Meall Mor with views inland of Loch Achall and surrounding countryside. The walk is particularly beautiful in the autumn when the heather is a purple blaze.
Exploring Ardvreck Castle.
This ruined castle dating from the 16th century which stands on a rocky promontory jutting out into Loch Assynt in Sutherland, Scotland is wonderful and easily accessed with a short and easy walk from the parking. One can reach the ruins by driving along the A837, which follows the north shore of Loch Assynt from the village of Inchnadamph approximately 35 minutes drive from The Seaforth.
about 18 minutes drive from The Seaforth you will find Lael Forest. An easy and a pleasant walk with around 200 different tree species together with a longer plantation section with waterfalls. Clear woodland paths and tracks with some ascent/descent, the latter with steps.
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