Summer Isles viewpoint (Altandhu)

Highland | 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]

Location & info

📌 Summer Isles viewpoint (Altandhu) ★★★
The main, southern viewpoint is signposted off the minor road 1 mi north of Altandhu, G.R.: NB 985133 ///slept.mended.snowy. The northern viewpoint is accessed from a layby 300 m along the road to the northeast
Always open | Free

[Northern viewpoint]


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