Altandhu viewpoint

[Summer Isles from the main viewpoint above Altandhu]

In a landscape as special as Coigach, every bend in the single-track road seems to reveal a new, wondrous panorama. Of all these, perhaps the very best (roadside) viewpoints are from the strip of tarmac running across the Rubha Mòr promontory between Achnahaird Bay and Altandhu. From a cairn just above the road near its highest point, there's a stunning outlook over the Summer Isles archipelago, laid out like an armada across the bay. A similar viewpoint slightly further north boasts an equally fine vista of the monolithic Assynt hills.

[View north to the Assynt hills, seen from the northern viewpoint]

📌 Altandhu viewpoint ★★★☆☆
Location (main, southern viewpoint): Signposted off minor road a mile north of Altandhu, G.R.: NB 985133 ///slept.mended.snowy. The northern viewpoint is accessed from a layby a few hundred metres along the road to the northeast.

[Northern viewpoint]

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