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Destinations

With many attractions in the area, from hiking to visiting historic sites, you'll surely have a memorable experience!

 

 

Hiking

Best scenery anywhere, experience the time of your life

Situated in the West Highlands, in a small hamlet of scattered cottages, West Horizon offers peace and seclusion. There are wonderful walks direct from the property up into the hills beyond, including a superb walk to a small loch. The region is a haven for wildlife and deer are regularly seen close by. Osprey, eagles, seals and otters can all also be spotted in the immediate area. The region is renowned for its hill walking and climbing, and the dramatic peaks of Suilven, Stac Pollaidh, Canisp, Quinag and Ben More Assynt dominate the nearby skyline of this wild and unspoilt Highland region.​

West Horizon has a dual role as a holiday home, it has been created to allow weary guests a very comfortable time during their stay and to also provide areas for wet clothing and muddy boots after a busy days pursuits, combining these two elements provides the perfect stay.
If your interest is landscape/wildlife photography hill walking, whale watching or simply to relax in a wonderful setting with fresh air to cleanse your soul then welcome to West Horizon.

Stoer lighthouse

Built in 1870 and reached by a scenic coastal route within 10 minutes by car.

The Old Man of Stoer

The Old Man of Stoer is a 60 metre high sea stack of Torridonian sandstone and climbers can be seen regularly accending

Boat trips

If you want to see this beautiful landscape from a different perspective then consider a boat trip from Lochinver, 8 miles away. Seals, Porpoise, Dolphins and Minke Whales are common in this area.

Photography

It goes without saying that the area is a paradise for photographers..novice and professional alike. Lochs, mountains, wildlife and other natural landscapes are what leaves you with lasting memories.

Dark sky

With so little light pollution West Horizon is the perfect place to stargaze and if you are lucky you will also see the Aurora borealis.

Archaeology-Geology

If your interest is in rocks then welcome. The area has some of the oldest rock formations and the Assynt landscape has a bedrock millions of years old for you to discover.

Clashnessie waterfall

Clashnessie waterfall can be reached from the beach car park by either of 2 paths. Just follow the signs and wear good boots as it can be boggy on the trail. You will be rewarded by a 15m waterfall and if in full flow have your camera ready.

Handa Island

Reached by ferry or boat trips, Handa Island is home to over 120,000 pairs of Guillemots along with Puffin,Shag,Fulmar,Razorbill,Terns,Kittiwake and Skuas.

 Inchnadamph Bone cave

Inchnadamph is home to bone caves that were discovered around a century ago by two men. The caves have bones of many animals from the last glacial period in Scotland. The bones of arctic fox, lynx,wolf,brown bears and even polar bears can be found.

Smoo cave

Smoo cave is a large sea and freshwater cave in Durness. The first chanber was formed by the sea and the inner chambers by freshwater. Tours are available to visit this fascinating natural formation.

Local beaches

If it's romantic beach strolls you want to do along white sand and turquoise waters then here are some of Scotlands finest. Balchladich beach just a 3 min walk from West Horizon. Down to Clachtoll beach and the famous split rock. 15 mins to Clashnessie beach with it's pink sand. A little South and you arrive at the popular Achmelvich beach which is popular with snorklers.

Our beach shoreline

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