Rhue Lighthouse & headland

Highland | Rhue | Headland | ★★★

[Rhue lighthouse, Ben More Coigach behind]

Rhue Lighthouse guards the entrance to Loch Broom for ships bound for Ullapool. Although only a very short walk from the nearest road, the headland is unspoiled and boasts beautiful views both across the loch to Beinn Ghoblach and north to the rill-ridden wall of Ben More Coigach. Sprigs of heather colour the landscape in late summer and rocky platforms are rich in rock pool life (though watch out for sea urchins). Sunsets must be stunning if the weather behaves, but this is a worthwhile stop at any time of day.

[View across Loch Broom to Beinn Ghoblach]

Location & info

📌 Rhue lighthouse & headland ★★★
West of minor road end at Rhue, G.R.: NH 092974 ///convinces.jolt.shakes
Always open (lighthouse: exterior only) | Free

💬 From the car park at G.R.: NH 097972 ///upstairs.going.limits it's a 10-min walk to the lighthouse and headland on a fairly level, turf path.

[Shingle beach]

[Blooming heather in late summer]

[Rock pool life]

[Rock pool life]

[Rock pool life]

[View across Loch Broom]


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