The Ullapool and North Highland area is scenically and culturally rich. There are a variety of things to do and see and while some are seasonal there is still much to relish during the non-peak months, and famously, despite its small size, Ullapool has much to offer visitors:
MOUNTAIN WALKING & CLIMBING
GUIDED MOUNTAIN WALKING & CLIMBING
ISLAND AND BOAT EXCURSIONS (summer only)
Wildlife and scenery can be explored by taking one of a number of island tours from Ullapool (Isle Martin and Summer Isles) and Achiltibuie (Summer Isles). The Wildlife Trust and sea bird sanctuary Handa Island can be visited on a day trip from Ullapool.
TOURING AND SIGHTSEEING
Within easy reach there are various sites of specific interest, including Corrieshalloch Gorge, a suspension bridge across a deep chasm and waterfall, Knockan Crag and the North West Highlands Geopark where you can explore the phenomenal geology of the Northwest Highlands)
WHISKY SAMPLING AND MAKING
The Ullapool Ceilidh Place specialises in whisky. For a more direct experience with whisky, visit Loch Ewe Distillery the smallest distillery in the UK where you can undertake a short one day master class in distilling and visit the whisky bar with over 300 different whiskies.
THE EAST COAST & FURTHER AFIELD
Inverewe Gardens: renowned National Trust managed gardens at Poolewe.
Lechmelm Gardens and Arboretum outside Ullapool – a smaller version of Inverewe described as a ‘hidden gem’ in guidebooks.
Explore the history of this remote part of the world:
• Ullapool Museum and Genealogy Centre
• Gairloch Folk Museum
• Ardvreck Castle - an impressive ruin
• Iron age Hill Forts and Brochs at Dun Canna, Dun Legaidh,
and Clachtoll Broch
ULLAPOOL GOLF CLUB
HORSE & PONY TREKKING
Training and short and longer excursions in the North West Highlands for adults and children are available in neighbouring Gairloch. gairlochtrekkingcentre.co.uk
ANNUAL FESTIVALS & WORKSHOPS
Local festivals to look out for:
• Ullapool Book Festival - May: An annual book festival which is growing from strength to strength
• Loopalu Music Festival - Late September: A remarkably successful music festival that has attracted major national acts such as Paolo Nutini, Mumford and Sons and Franz Ferdinand
• Feis Ros: Traditional music and gaelic language workshops and performances at least twice a year
• Changing Scotland: A thrice a year event organised by the Ullapool Ceilidh Place which brings national and even international speakers together to present and discuss current affairs, arts and history.
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