Assynt Overnight Experience With Mollie Hughes
A vast undulating moorland studded with a maze of dramatic mountains, coastline, and a thousand fresh-water lochans.
Assynt has the oldest rock in Europe as well as the earliest evidence of life anywhere in Europe. Step back in time into this extraordinary landscape of breathtaking beauty.
Uninterrupted by cars and phones monolithic peaks dominate the skyline. Lochs, rivers and waterfalls surround them and flow out to blue seas across stunning white sand beaches and jagged cliff edges.
It is one of the best places in Europe to see whales, dolphins and porpoises.
The jewel in the crown of the Assynt mountains is Suilven “The Pillar”. At 731m it is one of the most iconic mountain profiles in the UK.
A tight rocky ridge leads to the summit from the high Bealach Mor. It is as remote as it is beautiful.
This two night stay also gives us the opportunity to summit Canisp at 847m, Suilvens larger sister peak. With over 600m of prominence Canisp is a real watchtower over this ancient landscape.
Two nights in the wild and two remote peaks. One unforgettable adventure.
The iconic Scottish poet Norman MacCaig said of Assynt: “Who possesses this landscape? The man who bought it or I who am possessed by it”.
“It’s unlikely you will come back the same person after an adventure into this wilderness” Mollie Hughes
Adventures in Assynt
April and September
3 days / 2 nights
Moderate / challenging
Location TBC prior to trip
15 - 18hrs
If the weather is unsafe your Guide will choose an alternative mountain location
What’s included (and not)
- Experienced & qualified guide
- Tent or bivouac bag
- Ground mat
- Evening meals and breakfasts
- Ground transportation at the beginning and end of the trip
- Hiking boots - waterproof
- Waterproof jacket and trousers
- Warm clothing
- Hat and gloves
- Sleeping bag
- Mountaineering boots