The image top is from the coastal road up
from Ullapool to Lochinver with Suilven in the
The second image is from the north side of
Lochinver looking out to Suilven.
From Lochinver, drive or walk down Canisp
Road for about 1 mile till you see a Car Park
with a sign stating the road is Private from
there on, only for cars of people using
Glencanisp Lodge B&B that is owned by the
Walk along the road past Glencanisp Lodge
taking a path to the left of the lodge, past an
Honesty Shop selling Snacks, then follow the
main track out towards Suilven by passing
through a Gate. See the Map Link below for the
There is only room for about 7 cars at the
Car Park, if full, you have to park at
Lochinver and walk out from there.
The Images from the Hike are by Steve Bittenger
on Flickr, showing the long path out towards
The dome shaped west side of Suilven is
known as Caisteal Liath, with the pointy east
being Meall Beag.
The west side is impossible to hike, so you
have Hike up the north side between Caisteal
Liath and Meall Beag, then up the steep east
side of Caisteal Liath.
This can be a dangerous Mountain in Low
Cloud as there is only one way up and down,
with steep drops all around, so a compass or
GPS is needed.
is close to Suilven for anyone staying
Map & Hike
800s - Vikings began visiting this area with
a number of their Artifacts found in the
1200s? - Clan MacNichol were the main Clan
in the area.