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Old Man of Stoer/Storr Walk

A good walk to see the iconic Old Man of Stoer

A side road turns left off the B869 north of Stoer and runs out to Stoer lighthouse. From here you can walk across the Stoer Peninsula to the Old Man of Stoer, a dramatic rock pillar standing offshore, surrounded by sheer cliffs. Allow about three hours for the circular walk which starts and ends in the lighthouse car park. There is no public transport to the lighthouse, but the Lochinver-Drumbeg postbus runs to Raffin, one mile away.

A clear path runs from the car park to the cliffs then follows the line of the cliffs northwards. The path heads inland for a short distance as it bypasses a deep gully then meets the clifftop again, and after a mile or so you can see the Old Man tucked away in a shallow bay, battered by huge waves.

Beyond the Old Man the path continues to the headland, the Point of Stoer, from where it turns back on itself and climbs Sidhean Mór (532 ft). The views from here are fantastic, across to Harris and Lewis and south to the mountains of Assynt. From here, follow the faint path south, back towards the lighthouse, passing a small loch below Sidhean Beag on your left and an abvious cairn on your right. Then you pass a radio mast and follow the clear track back to the lighthouse car park.

Nine miles further on, in beautiful Eddrachillis Bay Drumbeg , a popular place for anglers who come to fish in the many lochs of North Assynt. There's not much accommodation around here other than self-catering cottages, but you can spend the night at Taigh Druimbeag, Tel. +44 1571 833209; open Easter to the end of October.

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3 hours

Ordnance Survey

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