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Things to see and do in the general area of Clashnessie & Sutherland within reach of

Most of the places of interest in the general area are natural with geology and wildlife high on the list. Clashnessie is a wonderful place just to pootle around locally cycling, coast walking, kayaking, fishing, bird watching (deer watching!), photography, hill walking (Sullven, Quinag, Stac Pollaidh, Canisp and Ben More Assynt almost on your doorstep), but if you want to get out in the car then here you go...


Achiltibuie & Summer Isles


Clachtoll beach & Stoer



Culag Woods by Lochinver

Bone Caves


Photos around and about


Brown trout seems to be the main trout in the area. Open season for brown trout is 15 March to 6 October. Excellent trout lochs looked after by the Assynt Crofters Trust (Sport and Game) The North Assynt Estate is approx 21,000 acres with some of the finest trout fishing in Sutherland in over 200 lochs, just some of the available lochs are Loch Crocach, Loch Drumbeg and Loch Cul Fraoich. Some of the lochs have boats for hire but you can always fish from the shore. Tuition and tackle hire is available. Permits (fishing and boat) available from most locally is Cruachan Guest House, Stoer 01571 855303 just up the road from Clashnessie, otherwise the Drumbeg stores, The Assynt Centre in Lochinver and the stores in Lochinver. Salmon fishing on the Inver and Kirkaig is under the control of the Inver Lodge Hotel.

Also Assynt Anglers Group. They have boats available on the following lochs:
Loch an Leothaid, Loch Innse Fraoich, Loch Beannach, Loch Bad nan Aighean, Loch a’Ghlinnein, Loch Leitir Easaidh, Loch an Ruighein, Loch Assynt, Loch Culag, Druim Suardalain, Loch an Feith Leothaid, Loch a’ Choin, Bad na Muirichinn, Loch Fionn, Loch Bad an Sluic, Loch an Arbhair, Loch Assynt, Loch Awe, Loch Cam, Loch Veyatie, Loch Ailsh
For prices and sale of permits please see more information

Boat trips in the area where you should be able to arrange a day's sea fishing - more info


Stalking red stag starts in late July through to October. You can shoot hinds till January. Beginners are welcome  Local stalkers happy to help. more details


If you're a bird watcher then you could well catch sight of swallows, stonechats, warblers, wagtails, bunting and wheat-ears, curlews, cormorant (or maybe it was a shag), greylag geese and more close to the house.

Watch out for badgers and foxes as you drive down the road at dusk.

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