Overscaig House Hotel Overscaig House Hotel, North Highlands, Scotland

Walking and Hills

Below are images taken by us or our guests showing some of the wonderful hills locally and the views from them. If you want to see larger images just hover over the small image on the left and a larger image will appear (please allow a few seconds for it to upload). Please note the image enlarge function works best in Internet Explorer.


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Foinaven ridge
This image gives a real sense of the Foinaven ridge - wonderful views on a clear day like this one in May 2009. Thanks to Ethel & Paul



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Walk in to Arkle
Ethel & Paul sent us some images of their journey to Poinaven - here they are walking past Loch Stack with Arkle ahead.



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Overscake!
As well as cycling in the hills Alan and crew obviously enjoyed our teapots and cake!



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Arkle from Bealach Horn
Alan Goldsmith and 3 friends decided walking was too easy so went off-road with their bikes around the "back" of Arkle in May 2008 and took this stunning view.




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Overscaig from Ben More Assynt
Looking north-east over Loch Shin, from the top of Ben More Assynt you can see a fantastic panorama of Sutherland. In the middle top is Ben Klibreck and just below is a little white dot - The Overscaig. Photo courtesy of Piers Coutts, August 2007.



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Eas Coul Aulin - Loch Glen Coul
The walk in to Eas Coul Aulin takes several hours and is for the serious hill-walker. Alternatively, you can go on a boat trip from Kylesku which takes you up Loch Glen Coul to see the UK's highest waterfall, 658 ft. Along the way you see lots of wild life too.



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Shin from Corriekinloch
This is the view looking South-East from the top of Corriekinloch towards Lairg. Thanks to Kenny & Peter.



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Strike a pose
Peter tries to look cool on the top of Meallan a'Chuail. Behind him is Ben Hee with Loyal (left) and Klibreck (right) in the distance.




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Snow joke!
Walking in Sutherland in April can mean being prepared for everything - here Kenny works his way up to Mellan a'Chuail through thick snow.



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No paths to follow!
Walking in this area can be tricky - there may be no paths to follow. Thanks to Kenny & Peter.



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Hope & Loyal from Meallan a' Chuail
This the view looking north from Meallan a' Chuail which is just a few miles N-W of Overscaig. April 2005 - thanks to Kenny & Peter.



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Ben Stack and Loch More
Ben Stack is about 760m but again as an isolated peak the views from the summit are excellent. Approached from Achfaray or Loch Stack about 15 miles from The Overscaig.




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View from Ben Leoid
The walk in to Leoid starts just a mile or two from The Overscaig and takes about 2 1/2 hours. The views from the summit are excellent. Photo courtesy of Dave and Christine Sneddon



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Arkle and Loch More
Seen hear from the walk in to Ben Leoid, Arkle is an impressive lump of rock on the Moine Thrust (Geologically interesting!). Photo courtesy of Dave and Christine Sneddon



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Sandwood Bay
If you are looking for a walk on lower ground, the six mile walk to Sandwood Bay is more straightforward and the beach is glorious (and empty). Photo courtesy of Dave Marshall



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Quinag from Ben Hee
Another of the many Corbetts near the Overscaig. Photo courtesy of Dave Marshall




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Ben Loyal and Ben Hope from Ben Hee
Many of the hills near Overscaig are isolated giving a real sense of height and great uninterrupted views. Photo courtesy of Dave Marshall



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Foinaven
Once a Munro, Foinaven was re-surveyed and found to be just a few feet short of the magic 3000ft. Photo courtesy of Dave Marshall



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Arkle Ridge
The summit ridge on Arkle facing west - image courtesy of Dave Marshall



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Arkle from Loch Stack
An impressive "rock" that sits beside the road about 15 minutes from Overscaig. Its smooth appearance is misleading as it has a significant ridge at the summit (see other photo)





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