Travel Blogs from Ullapool
... a rather unromantic name, pronounced Stack Polly, for a brilliant mountain), Suilven (pronounced Soolven).
The assent of Suilven requires some 'exposed scrambling' apparently.....you'd never guess looking at this, would you ?
These mountains are mainly made of Lewisian gneiss. Thought I'd just throw that in.
... suggested yesterday. 350m straight up. We were burning at the top but then it was a clear path across the tops and then down to Corrie Hallie. Nothing there but a Craft shop where had dreamed of a cup of coffee but it was closed!! We picked up the trail again with a sign helpfully(!) telling us that Kinlochewe was 18 miles away. It was 11.30am by this point with 7.5 miles already covered. Again another "up" but this time more gradual and on a good path. We made good time and then ...
... and drop down to Inverlael. After some frustrating pfaffing around forest roads, we came down to the main Ullapool road, where our hostess, Danielle, for this evening had kindly volunteered to pick us up at 7pm. We set out at 8am. Again we have fallen on our feet. Danielle and her husband, Craig, have been so welcoming and helpful. He knows our route for tomorrow well and has given me some tips. 24 miles and a slightly better ...
... has changed slightly... more trees, less peat bog, though I have a feeling that will change tomorrow when we start climbing again. We also had our first real encounter with midges today, encouraging Rob to sport the attractive "Midge Stopper": something he swore he would not be seen dead in!! Next few days are going to be long days, crossing various glens and the weather forecast is lousy. In short, if you don't hear from us, we are ...
... so well preserved and presented that it is well worth the cost. The whole history is just so interesting. Heading north we passed through the treeless highland plains, littered with small rivulets. In winter this area would be covered with snow but today with the sun shining it was a mass of green and orange undergrowth. Very stark. Reached the west coast at Ullapool. It is ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed