Walking tours

Join us for a short, relaxed walk with stunning views and discover the area’s history and geology along the way.  Meet your guide either at Rhue for the Lighthouse and coast walk, at the Corrieshalloch Nature Reserve for the Gorge trail, or at the Forest car park for the Lael Forest and Inverbroom Walk. You will spend a fabulous time exploring the area, hearing from your knowledgeable guide about the fascinating history of the places we see and learning about the geological events that shaped the landscape. All walks are easy and family-friendly with plenty of time for photographs, taking in the views, enjoying nature, listening to stories, and getting an insight into local history and geology. The perfect tour to spend time in nature, walk a little and connect with people and places. Children under 10 go for free.

Rhue lighthouse and coast

Panoramic views, Isle Martin, geology, lighthouse

A short stroll to Rhue Lighthouse with magnificent views throughout. From there we will walk a short stretch along the coast with open views to Isle Martin, the Summer Isles, Ardmair Bay and Ben More Coigach. We will return close to the pebble beach with views towards Ullapool. On the way immerse yourself in the area’s prehistory and Viking heritage, local geology, the history of Rhue Lighthouse, life on the Isle Martin, which is now in community ownershp, and much more.

What you need to know: The tour lasts for approx. 1.5 hours, meet your guide at the parking area in Rhue. Sturdy footwear is advised as we walk on a small grassy, earthy path and cover uneven, often boggy ground (with some gradients, and one small stretch which is slightly exposed). Price for the private tour: 1-3 people: £ 50, group size 4+: £ 15 per person.

Rhue lighthouse and coast highlights

Corrieshalloch gorge trail

Waterfalls, emigration, geology, suspension bridge

A very enjoyable short woodland walk leads you along one of the North-West Highland’s natural gems: the steep and narrow Corrieshalloch Gorge. The trail with fantastic open views over the Broom Valley and a stretch along the tree-lined gorge leads us to the suspension bridge, high above the gorge. A bit further on a viewing platform is reached. Along the way be fascinated by the area’s geology and nature, and learn about clearances and emigration, Sir John Fowler and much more.

What you need to know: The tour lasts for approx. 1.5 hours, meet your guide at the parking area at the gorge. Sturdy footwear is advised as we cover some uneven terrain with a few exposed tree roots. Descent approx. 40 m, then mostly flat with gentle ascent, later approx. 30 m ascent. Price for the private tour: 1-3 people: £ 50, group size 4+: £ 15 per person.

Corrieshalloch gorge trail highlights

lael Forest and inverbroom

scenic views, giant trees, clearances, whisky smuggling

An easy walk through delightful Lael Forest with its giant trees and then into Inverbroom Estate on a peaceful farm track with lovely views into the mountains. We will return on the same track, enjoying views over the valley and towards the head of Loch Broom, before we reach Lael Forest again where we take the highest path back to the parking area. Along the way learn about several clearances happening nearby, the adventurous Victorian seed hunters and one of the oldest trees in the world. Discover which tricks whisky smuggling gangs performed to hide their precious cargo and much more. There is a grand waterfall at the start point, too!

What you need to know: The tour lasts for approx. 2 hours, meet your guide at the parking area for Lael Forest. Sturdy footwear is advised. The walk is mostly flat with some gentle inclines, earthy forest paths and farm tracks. Price for the private tour: 1-3 people: £ 65, group size 4+: £ 20 per person.

lael forest and inverbroom walk highlights

Info & Frequently asked questions WALKING tours

Please use the contact form on the website or send us an email stating which tour you would like to book and what your preferred date and time is. It would be great if you could include alternative times, if possible. We will get back to you to confirm your booking and provide you with all the information you will need. Please note that we are a small 2 person company and might be guiding tours when you contact us. We will reply as soon as possible.

Guided walking tours to Rhue Lighthouse and coast or Corrieshalloch Gorge take 1.5 hours, the Lael Forest and Inverbroom Estate tour takes 2 hours. Meet your guide at the parking area. We have a silver Ford Focus with a Scottish flag.

We only accept cash payments at the moment. ATMs/Cash machines with free withdrawals can be found in Ullapool in front of Tesco supermarket, Bank of Scotland (West Argyle St), and Royal Bank of Scotland (Ladysmith St).

Please help us by providing the exact amount of cash if possible. We do have limited change available. Please note that we unfortunately can’t accept £50 notes.

Tips go directly to your tour guide.

Rhue Lighthouse and coast tour: We meet in the parking area at Rhue.

Corrieshalloch Gorge trail: We meet at the parking area at Corrieshalloch Gorge.

Lael Forest and Inverbroom Walk: We meet at the car park at Lael Forest Garden.

We will email you detailed information on how to get to the meeting point once the booking is confirmed. Our car is a silver Ford Focus with a little Saltire flag in the window. Your tour guide will be outside the car to welcome you.

Rhue Lighhouse and coast walk:

£ 50 for 1-3 people, groups 4+ cost £ 15 per person. Children under 10 go for free.

Corrieshalloch Gorge trail:

£ 50 for 1-3 people, groups 4+ cost £ 15 per person. Children under 10 go for free.

Lael Forest and Inverbroom Estate:

£ 65 for 1-3 people, groups 4+ cost £ 20 per person. Children under 10 go for free.

 

Yes, we do! We offer a 10% discount for your 2nd and 3rd walking tour within a week.

No. We will only drive on standard roads and park in designated parking areas. Please note, to get to Rhue we will have to drive a few miles on a single track road (with lots of potholes).

Rhue Lighthouse and coast: net walking time is roughly 45-50 minutes.

Corrieshalloch Gorge: net walking time is roughly 45-50 minutes.

Lael Forest and Inverbroom Estate: net walking time is roughly 80-90 minutes.

We will stop at several points to tell you about history and geology. You will have time to enjoy the views and take pictures as well.

The walks are easy and suitable for children.

The coastal path to Rhue lighthouse and beyond is a small grassy, earthy path, often boggy. There is a tiny half-exposed section at the end which we can avoid if necessary.

The gorge trail is a good path with a firm gravel surface and a short earthy section with some exposed tree roots. There is a total ascent/descent of approx. 40 m, medium steep in places. The supsension bridge and the viewing platform might be not your thing if you are afraid of heights.

The path through Lael Forest is an easy, well-mantained earthy path with gentle inclines, the farmtrack through Inverbroom Estate is a mostly flat gravel track.

Sturdy footwear and outdoor clothing are recommended.

In very bad weather we might have to change or cancel the tour.

Yes! We love to engage with our customers and are happy to answer all questions you have as best as we can.

Unfortunately, there aren’t any toilets on the way.

We recommend sturdy shoes and clothing according to the weather.

Yes, we offer historic walking tours through Ullapool and car tours to the north and south. Pease check the section ‘village tours’ and ‘car tours’ on this website for details. Please contact us for any bespoke tours. We are available for all different kinds of tours, on foot, by car etc. in Ullapool, Lochbroom, the Highlands and Scotland depending on availability.

Yes! Outside the infection risk is close to zero. If you pay in cash with the exact amount no direct contact is involved. Should you require change, we encourage you to use your own hand sanitizer afterwards. We also carry hand sanitizer in case you don’t have one. Please note that due to Covid all our photographs and maps can only be touched by us. Don’t worry, the pictures are big enough for you to see and we will go round to ensure everyone can have a look at them. Anything else we might hand out to you, we will always sanitize our hands first.

Our tour guides are fully vaccinated (including the booster jab).

No, unfortunately not. We only accept cash payment. ATMs/Cash machines can be found at Tesco, Bank of Scotland (West Argyle St), and Royal Bank of Scotland (Ladysmith St). Please help us by providing the exact amount of cash, if possible. We do have limited change available. Please note that we unfortunately can’t accept £ 50 notes.

Generally yes. Please supervise your children at any time. Your kids should be interested in learning a bit about the area, otherwise the tours might not be suitable for them. Please be especially careful on the suspension bridge and the exposed sections of the coastal walk.

Childen under 10 go for free!

No! You will hear unique information tailored to the respective walking tour. We offer a 10% discount when you book a 2nd or 3rd walking tour within a week.

There is also no overlap with the village walking tour through Ullapool.

Well behaved dogs are welcome. Please keep your dog on a lead at all times. Please note that you are obliged to keep your dog on a lead at Corrieshalloch Gorge Nature Reserve and we strongly advise you to do the same at Rhue and Inverbroom as sheep will be grazing there.

Only for the Rhue Lighthouse and Coast walk will you have to drive a few miles on a single track, after you have turned off the A835.

Unfortunately not. In Ullapool you will find a wide range of cafés, restaurants, fish and chip shops, etc. for all your culinary needs.

Yes, we can offer you walking tours in German. Please contact us for further information.

Ullapool Tours can cancel a village, walking or car tour at any time. Of course, we will cancel tours only when absolutely necessary due to abysmal weather, illness, etc., or circumstances not in our control.

Ullapool Tours can alter tours at any time if necessary for safety reasons or other unforeseen circumstances.

Ullapool Tours accepts no liability for personal injury, any loss of property or damage to your car during the duration of the tour.

If you require special assistance, please make sure to contact us in advance.

We advise appropriate footwear/clothing according to the weather and terrain (and maybe a walking pole for Knockan Crag, see above).

All minors under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Please keep younger children under close supervision for safety reasons.

Please make sure you are fit enough for the walks if you book a walking tour.

Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times during a tour when outside.

Abusive behaviour to staff will not be tolerated.

We advise to be at the meeting point 5 minutes prior to the tour. Unless notified otherwise, the guide will leave the meeting point 15 minutes after the starting time if you don’t show up.

No photos, videos or audios taken on the tour permitted for commercial use.

Payment is in cash only. No £ 50 notes accepted. No cheques accepted.