On the road north from Ullapool into Assynt is the small village of Knockan. There is an interesting Rare Breeds Farm and the SNH geology display.
A few miles north of here is the village of Knockan, with accommodation at Assynt Guided Holidays, Tel. 666215, open mid-May to mid-Oct. Nearby, at Elphin, is the Highland and Rare Breeds Farm (open mid-May to end of Sep, daily 1000-1700). Beyond Elphin is Ledmore, where the A837 branches east towards Lairg and Bonar Bridge. There's a good craft shop at Ledmore where you can buy hand-knitted sweaters.