The holiday home has a TV and 3 bedrooms. Loch Druim Suardalain. A spectacular walk in West Sutherland from Lochinver to Achmelvich beach (and return). Canisp (left), Suilven (Centre), Cul Mor (Right), Cul Beag (far right – not in picture) Weeping Widow Waterfall (Loch na Gainmhich) Another benefit of heading directly to Lochinver is that you’ll pass the Weeping Widow Waterfall (Loch na Gainmhich). Canisp is therefore a must if you plan on doing a lot of hiking on the NC500. one of the windows in the living room needs attention, the main sealed unit has failed and has been like that for a number o years, this ruins the lovely view from the living room across the Loch. and 9 other people have particularly liked this photo. Description. - Hello thanks for your welcome comments yes i love the Scottish Highlands to go up at every chance. The two peaks make a fantastic backdrop for this fine view of Lochinver. There is a hardware shop, and small shop selling outdoor equipment also found in Lochinver. What is really spectacular however is Suilven seen in all of its glory, 5km to the West. Born in Scotland, the new owner of Lochinver Larder simply did not know Sutherland's beauty, nor the delicate qualities of a fine Venison and Cranberry Lochinver pie until 2019. This week is the iconic Suilven. Having stayed in Canisp View a quite a few times now, I feel the level of cleanliness has deteriorated over the years. Suilven still dominates the view, rising steeply from Loch na Gainimh, but the steep ground falling to the west and north gives great depth and makes Canisp a superb viewpoint. Lovely composition and excellent notes. We’ll take a look at each in detail over the next few weeks. Lochinver is an attractive village with shops, pubs/hotels and restaurants. Glen Canisp lodge car park with public access and many miles away from any light source. The gradient of Canisp is fairly constant, allowing you to see all 847 metres (2779 ft) to the top. Wild camping at the foot of Suilven. This brings great memories! SE of the summit there is a broad ridge forming a long slow ramp offering a very easy ascent. Canisp View near Lochinver has a peaceful and secluded setting, Canisp View benefits from views across a small loch on towards the rugged hills of Sutherland and makes a perfect holiday base. Suilven is the most popular - but don’t miss out on the views from Canisp and Stac Pollaidh. But these guys give a diverse range of options to get anyone started. Otherwise, both Tesco and Asda can deliver to most addresses within the area. Enjoying a peaceful and secluded setting, Canisp View benefits from views across a small loch on towards the rugged hills of Sutherland and makes a perfect holiday base. Coastal boat tours, private charters and sea angling trips. A lovely view indeed Alan and great addition to the shot of naming each mountain .. It is time for some attention to detail to be spent on it. This is a much longer walk however (10+ hours in total), so we’d recommend the route above. Begin the walk by following the pavement to the north, passing the turning for Baddidarach. Hi Doug yes those two Peaks do dominate Lochinver . from Lochinver Marina. Lochinver (Loch an Inbhir in Gaelic) is a village on the coast in the Assynt district of Sutherland, Highland, Scotland.A few miles northeast is Loch Assynt which is the source of the River Inver which flows into Loch Inver at the village. Lochinver is dominated by the "sugar loaf" shape of Caisteal Liath, the summit peak of nearby Suilven. Like most mountains the top is fairly exposed. To see more of their amazing images of Assynt mountians, beaches & landscapes, please visit their Facebook page or website. Annemarie, *This type of rock is common throughout Assynt and is some of the world’s oldest rock. The most popular hiking route of Canisp starts at the north end of Loch Awe. It is also possible to walk to Canisp via Glencansip lodge from Lochinver. Thanks have a safe weekend your self. For insane mountain views and idyllic wild camping, head to Assynt in the Scottish Highlands and plunk yourself in the middle of Glencanisp Forest between Suilven and Canisp, two exquisite mountains with totally different personalities. The beautiful, white sand Achmelvich beach and bay, 1.5 miles. Fred Fouarge The importance of Lochinver's harbour was reflected in work done as recently as 1992 to extend the piers and facilities, a process that included the removal of a large area of rocky hillside. Lochinver is an attractive … This is a long walk in but appears to be a plausible day trip - most would prefer an ascent of Suilven from this direction. There is a small car park just off the road (A837), which is about a 20 minute drive from NC500Pods. Have great week end your self. [NC 0753 2554] Travelling west from Loch Assynt (or east from Lochinver) on the A837, turn north on the B869 (following signs for Stoer and Drumbeg). NW of the summit the ridge is narrow and steep and the flanks of Canisp are steep and rocky. This is doubtless where the Old Norse name of White Mountain arises from. This is a much longer walk however (10+ hours in total), so we’d recommend the route above. 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Click here to read our previous ‘Hillwalking In Assynt’ blog. The summit of Canisp is marked by a large stone-built wind shelter. The nearest “big” shop would be the Tesco in Ullapool. It’s a bit of a slog up that steady gradient to the top from here on. Thanks for you visit glad you liked it .Best wishes alan. The summit of Canisp is marked by a large stone built wind shelter. There is also a great view of Canisp on the way to NC500Pods from the A837 (provided you dodge the mist). The summit of Canisp arguably has better views too. Best wishes Alan. From Lochinver on the west coast the route heads east past the iconic mountain of Suilven, over the edge of Canisp down to us at Inchnadamph. Privacy & Cookies. Grant Best wishes Alan. Loch Druim Suardalain, Assynt, Sutherland, Scotland, United Kingdom. Thanks for the description of this place and the gaelic name...I like to hear it, but I can´t pronounce it :). This is the shortest and quickest route, but it is still 6 km long, almost completely devoid of paths, and defended by stones, heather and bog. 7 out of 10. Park in the car park on the waterfront in Lochinver, close to the church. Once you gain altitude the ground becomes much firmer, eventually turning to Gneiss* rock. Interestingly, Canisp is the taller of the two by over 100m & is a Corbett, where Suilven is not. Best wishes Alan. Whilst Lochinver Larder pies have a reputation of their own, John is keen to bring together pie afficionados to share pie stories as well as celebrate Lochinver and the Assynt region of North West Scotland. In some ways Canisp suffers from being so close to the more popular Suilven. The rock colour will eventually change to the lighter Cambrian quartzite, signalling that you are nearing the summit. There are 200 or so lochans in the area which makes the place very popular with anglers. Descending Canisp you will be facing two more Assynt mountains, Conival & Ben More Assynt to the east. Outside links. Canisp from Elphin, Sutherland, N/W Highlands. Best wishes Alan. The route gains the summit by the south east ridge. Dear administrator/moderator, do you accept this photo to be added to these groups: You have requested to add this photo to the following groups: Marco F. Delminho, Slioch, Ben Alligin, Canisp, Quinag and more will one day be added to this list. The summit is identified by a circular stone cairn. Another ascent from the east which also uses the SE ridge starts at Stronchrubie where there is also a footbridge over the Loanan. We thought it would be good to look at each in a bit more detail. Thanks to Lochinver Landscapes for the use of the main image of Canisp. Canisp reaches a height of 2779 feet and qualifies as a Corbett and Marilyn hill. The path from Lochinver used on the ascent of Suilven continues to Loch na Gainimh from where a path is shown climbing to the north west ridge. The … It's a good path and offers glorious mountain views to Quinag, Canisp, Suilven, Coul Mor and Coul Beg and over the Minch to North Uist, Harris and Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. The Lochinver Spar is surprisingly well stocked, and most groceries can be purchased from there. Glen Canisp Lochinver, Sutherland, IV27 4LW. The number of opportunities for Lochinver walks are simply massive and, even going at my typically breakneck pace of travel, repeat visits are simply essential. The mountain's name translates from the Old Norse language as "White Mountain." The four pods at NC500pods are named after four local mountains. To find out more about NC500Pods and the Assynt area, click here, Our Pods Location Gallery Frequently Asked Questions Blog Book Now, © 2019 – All Rights Reserved. Few would describe the harbour area as pretty, but it exercises the fascination common to all working ports: and few can offer a setting like Loch Inver, or a backdrop including Suilven, Canisp and Quinag. Canisp Road, Lochinver, Lairg, Scotland can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. Canisp is a rocky hill elongated SE to NW. 6 hours agoLast updated 6 hours ago Updated 7 days a week A frosty but clear start today. The area looks so much more rugged than the highlands further to the south. The cairn is therefore welcome shelter for a much earned rest and a sandwich or two. Suilven from Glen Canisp Lodge – Image by Lochinver Landscapes. Suilven is one of the most instantly recognisable mountains in Britain. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of … Location description. Longer ascents ar… The path from the car park crosses the footbridge over River Loanan at the north of Loch Awe. Cul Mor, Stac Pollaidh and all of the land down to the coast can be seen. Distances, height gained and time are for the return trip.Written for Walkingworld by D.B. Allow 5 to 6 hours total walking time. After about 3km … The route from Lochinver gains the NW ridge by a path from Loch na Gainimh and is regarded by Hamish Brown as the most pleasing way up the mountain. Achmelvich Beach with Canisp and Suilven beyond. Have good weekend stay safe stay well Best wishes alan. Along the Famous NC500 route, 1.3 miles out of the idyllic little fishing village of Lochinver, you will find a gorgeous old Victorian hunting lodge. Button. Dark sky discovery site. The kitchen is fitted with a dishwasher. The path ends shortly after and it is a case of picking your own route through the heather, boulders & bog. Best wishes Alan. This holiday home has a garden and free private parking. Thanks for the interesting narrative. 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