most beautiful places to go on north west coast of scotland

We are travelling up to Inverness next week, staying overnight and taking the train to Wick. We will be hiring a car in Wick and spending a few days traveling along the coast, ending up in Ullapool from where we will take the ferry to Stornaway.
I would appreciate any advice on where to visit (we like walking) along the way. We have booked B&B in Brough and Tonge.
Thanks
K
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  • xxlaurissaxx
    xxlaurissaxx Posts: 2,253 Forumite
    What about Glencoe? Its meant to be stunning and great for walking xx
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  • kathleenryd
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    What about Glencoe? Its meant to be stunning and great for walking xx
    Thanks for that but I think we will be much further north than that.
    Thanks anyway.

    K
  • ailuro2
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    Durness, far north west of Scotland, it's absolutely beautiful, make sure you go into the area next to the campsite so you can look down on the bay, stunning with big black cliffs and pale sand beach. Don't miss Smoo Cave when you're up - a nice little diversion.:)
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  • ellerman
    ellerman Posts: 13 Forumite
    There is a craft village near Durness, in an old air base with super little units of crafts and a very nice place to eat. That whole coast is wonderful and you will find lots of places to stop and wonder. I liked Bettyhill and the NTS croft house there.
  • kathleenryd
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    ailuro2 wrote: »
    Durness, far north west of Scotland, it's absolutely beautiful, make sure you go into the area next to the campsite so you can look down on the bay, stunning with big black cliffs and pale sand beach. Don't miss Smoo Cave when you're up - a nice little diversion.:)
    Thanks for that info. I will look that up on the map. We are thinking of visiting Sandwood Bay. It a few mile walk off the road - has anyone been there?
  • kathleenryd
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    ellerman wrote: »
    There is a craft village near Durness, in an old air base with super little units of crafts and a very nice place to eat. That whole coast is wonderful and you will find lots of places to stop and wonder. I liked Bettyhill and the NTS croft house there.
    Thanks - I will put this on our list of places to go. I love craft places. -
  • ziggles50
    ziggles50 Posts: 714 Forumite
    You could go to Achmelvich beach in Lochinver...beautiful white sandy beach with the most gorgeous azure waters. Nice hostel nearby too if you overnight.
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  • welda
    welda Posts: 600 Forumite
    Have to agree with Achmelvich and Lochinver area, stunning is an understatement.

    Check out this website for further information, I use it if planning a trip.

    Cheers............

    http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/usmapindexes/sutherland.html
  • katglasgow
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    I have been to sandwood bay - its amazing!

    Also near(ish) Ullapool is Iverewe Gardens a NTS property nearPoolewe.

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