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...
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
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.
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
Boat trips in the area where
you should be able to arrange a day's sea fishing -
Stalking red stag starts in
late July through to October. You can shoot hinds till January. Beginners
are welcome Local stalkers happy to help.
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.