Inverpolly, Wester Ross, North West Highlands of Scotland
Inverpolly, Wester Ross.

Geology and landscape in Scotland’s Geopark

Photography paradise

With the Northwest Highlands UNESCO Geopark on the doorstep, Kylesku Hotel is the perfect base for photography and for exploring Scotland’s awe-inspiring geology and landscapes. See rocks three billion years old, explore stunning scenery on the Rock Route and enjoy time traveling in this remote rocky wilderness.


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Oldshoremore bay by François Bertin. The Geopark is a magnet for fans of walking, photography and geology.

Short trips

Rock Stop Café

Geology café 5 minutes from Kylesku Hotel

Great exhibition on Scottish geology. Child-friendly interactives and video. Coffees, snacks and local gifts.

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  • Fascinating rock display
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Home baking
  • Child-friendly
  • Dog, cyclist, walker and motorbike-friendly

Rock Stop Café Facebook page


Pebble routes

Short self-guided car trails – leaflets online

Four routes, excellent leaflets taking you on scenic tours round all the best rock action.

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Distance: Various
Distance to start point: Various – Pebble Route 3 (Assynt) starts 5 minutes away at Rock Stop Cafe.

  • Great for families and dogs.
  • Perfect for photography.
  • Breathtaking scenery.
  • Choose your own pace.
  • Plan your petrol stops.

Download the Pebble Route leaflets here

Ranger-led walks

Themed walks with local rangers

We love these walks! Eagles, foraging, butterflies, bats – something for all interests and abilities, and you meet lovely people.

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Distance: Various
Distance to start point: Various.

  • Perfect for photography.
  • Plan your petrol stops.

See Northwest Highlands Pebble Routes
See ranger-led walks in What’s On in the Geopark website


It’s a beautiful, beautiful place. All its bones are showing.
Nancy
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Longer trips

Rock Route

Self-guided scenic tour of northwest coast

The geology and scenery on this route are awesome. Look out for the landscape interpretation boards by Scottish Natural Heritage.
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Distance: Various
Distance to start point: Various.

  • Plan your petrol stops.

Click to download the SNH Rock Route leaflet (PDF)

Geopark Geotours

Week-long tours of Northwest Highlands Geopark

Fascinating tours with local geologists. All the iconic sites and scenery in one packed week.

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Distance to start point: 1 mile

  • Perfect for photography.
  • Excellent value.
  • Catch early-bird discount.
  • Packs a lot into a short time.
  • Suitable for age 16 and up

See the Geotours page on the Geopark website


Explore Scotland’s Geopark

The Geopark covers a variety of geology and rocky terrain. Wear strong walking boots and be prepared for sudden changes in the weather, as rocks can suddenly become slippery! When visiting iconic geology sites, show respect for the ancient landscape and stay safe:

  • Don’t climb on steep faces.
  • Be aware of rock and gravel falls.
  • Wear suitable clothes and footwear.
  • Look out for tides at coastal sites.
  • Leave the rocks for future generations.
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Mountains in the North West Highlands of Scotland

Get the most out of your time in Kylesku

Picnics & takeaways

We can supply you with a picnic, and takeaways are also available from the restaurant. Both are available to non-residents - get in touch to arrange.

Breakfast: open to non-residents

Not staying with us? You’re still welcome to join us for breakfast. Choose from our continental-style buffet or cooked breakfast menu. Breakfast is served from 8-10am every day.

if you're heading outdoors

Kylesku Hotel has a laundry service and drying facilities for residents. Useful for guests engaging in outdoor pursuits.

We love giving tips on the local area. Just ask, and we can look at maps with you.