AM At 3,000 million years old, the rocks at the seashore are even older than the hills
Before you leave, don’t forget to explore the tranquil fishing village of Lochinver. Assynt Visitor Centre is well worth a visit, at first, you wouldn’t expect the indoors to be an ideal place to spot wildlife, but in the case of Assynt Visitor Centre you couldn’t be more wrong. If the weather proves tricky, there is nowhere better to learn more about wildlife and the famous geology of the area. Did you know you are passing through the North West Highland Geopark?
Take a visit to Knockan Crag. Here you can see the internationally-famous Moine Thrust, where much older and darker Moine schists have been pushed over the younger lighter Durness limestone so the older rocks are on top of the younger ones.
Before reaching the small fishing village of Ullapool, enjoy a browse of Rhue Art Gallery, the studio celebrates diverse, contemporary art by established and emerging artists whose work encompasses painting, film-making, prints, photography, textiles and sculpture. Those who live and work in the area cannot help but have their work influenced by the environment around them.
Out of a shack! Try a different dining experience in the small fishing village of Ullapool with The Seafood Shack (pictured) who offer top quality, local seafood that is caught and landed locally.