Walking Boots

Want to go walking (with or without your dog) or hiking in northwest Scotland? Here are some Kylesku Hotel favourites.

Walking highlights

The northwest of Scotland is fantastic for hillwalking, hiking and blowing your cobwebs away. With breath-taking mountain, loch and coastal walks, it’s a paradise for walkers and hikers of all ages and abilities. Relax on gentle beach walks, conquer a Munro or Corbett, or tackle the Sutherland, Cape Wrath or Scottish National Trail!


Stac Pollaidh, mountain in North West Highlands of Scotland
Stac Polly: tackle one of the peaks in a 2.5 mile circular walk.

Local hill walks

Wonderful local hill walks with stunning scenery and sea views.

Stac Pollaidh

Staggeringly beautiful views from the ridge. 2-5 hours for the circular walk including the first peak, built path underfoot. Second peak for experienced scramblers only!
Sonia
  • Distance: 2.5 miles for the circular walk.
  • Distance to start point: 28 miles.
  • First peak 2.5 hours loop.
  • Second peak not for novices.


Leitir Easaidh Walk, Assynt

Great 45-minute walk for all ages and abilities, suitable for wheelchairs, pushchairs and prams. Or head beyond the all-abilities path for a two-hour loop.
Sonia
  • Distance: 2 miles (45 minutes).
  • Full loop: 4.5 miles (2 hours).
  • Distance to start point: 11 miles.
  • All-abilities path.
  • Shelters and eco-toilets on route.
  • Stunning views of lochs and Quinag.
  • See information on Leitir Easaidh Walk
Sandwood Bay, marram grass. Credit François Bertin.
Sandwood Bay. Photograph by François Bertin.

Easy flat walks

Easy-going lochside, riverside and beach walks for a more relaxed pace of life. Great for dog-walking.

North of Glendhu Loch

Local favourite and part of the Cape Wrath Trail.
Tanja
  • Distance: 5 miles to the end.
  • Distance to start point: 1 mile.

North of Oldshoremore Beach Loop

Beautiful narrow stretch of beach leading to even more beautiful Polin Beach. You’ll have it mostly to yourself.
Sonia
  • Distance: 3 miles
  • Distance to start point: 29 miles.
  • Public toilets at Oldshoremore Beach.
  • Car park.
  • See Walk Highlands site for info on Oldshoremore Bay


River walk, Lochinver

A lovely loop walk and local favourite.

Tanja

  • Distance: 4.5 miles.
  • Distance to start point: 17 miles.
  • Car park at Glencanisp Lodge.


Sandwood Bay (Kinlochbervie)

The best beach in Britain! Perfect for a full day’s outing, reached across four miles of moorland track, wild and remote.
Sonia

Quinag, Kylesku
Quinag

Medium hill walks

For walkers with more time to explore and climb.


Quinag

Oor hill, visible from the hotel. Three Corbetts, stupendous views.
Sonia
  • Distance: 8-9 miles for all 3 summits (7-9 hours).
  • Distance to start point: 4 miles.
  • 3.5 hours to main summit and back.
  • Allow a full day for all 3 summits.
  • Managed by John Muir Trust.
  • See Walk Highlands site for info on Quinag


View of Suilven, mountain in Assynt
Suilven: for experienced walkers.

Experienced hill walks

Tough hill walks for those who like a big challenge.


Suilven

Iconic, mighty, the most famous Assynt mountain. Very tough. Incredible views from the top.
Sonia
  • Distance: 12 miles (7-9 hours).
  • Distance to start point: 11 miles.
  • Some paths.
  • Head for heights required.
  • Display text: See Walk Highlands site for info on Suilven


Foinaven

A magnificent Corbett (almost a Munro). Superb ridge-walking.
Sonia
  • Distance: 12 miles (7-8 hours).
  • Distance to start point: 31 miles.
  • Experience required.
  • Take two cars and walk end to end.
  • See Walk Highlands site for info on Foinaven

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.

 
Quinag is an amazing walk. You get the most fantastic views out to sea.
Tanja