The Highlands of Scotland are simply breathtaking. As you drive over the Cromarty Firth towards Assynt House the view is beautiful and the mountain backdrop, stunning. If you are itching to get those walking boots on, we have listed a few of the best walks to enjoy locally...

Standing on nearby Fyrish Hill is an unusual Indian Gateway Monument, built in the late eighteenth century by the orders of Sir Hector Munro. It is a steep incline but very manageable with wonderful views of the Cromarty Firth and the surrounding area.

Deep within a wooded glen, a comfortable walk from the house, lies the Black Rock Gorge, a must see whilst staying at Assynt House. The gorge was formed during the last Ice Age, glacial melt water cut deep into the bedrock to form this remarkable ravine (some filming for Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire film also took place here).

Walk up into the hills with mountain back-drops and the road from Assynt House will take you to Loch Glass which is a wonderfully peaceful walk. The loch and surrounding mountains were the backdrop for the opening plane scene in Batman, The Dark Knight Rises. 

The 3432ft Ben Wyvis (‘Wyvis’ is Gaelic for ‘Enormous’) is a haven for alpine flora and unusual mountain birds and offers fantastic views of the North East Highlands.

In the house you will find lots of maps and more walk suggestions. Explore the local area to its full potential, we can arrange a guided walk, to show you some hidden treasures and tell you more about the area which surrounds you. We can also make up a picnic lunch for you, by prior arrangement.

A haven in the Scottish countryside!


Assynt House .   Evanton . Ross-shire . Scotland . IV16 9XW . Telephone us: 01349 832923 . Email us: