Saturday, 7 July 2012


The tiny village of Drumbeg is in the part of Sutherland known as Assynt, renowned for its landscape, and in particular its mountains. There is a wonderful view over this landscape from a specially designated viewpoint to the west of the village, looking out across Eddrachillis Bay to the north towards Handa Island. Across the way from the viewpoint is a mound from where there are magnificent views eastwards to the peaks of Quinag. Near the viewpoint is the village store, which as well as groceries stocks arts and crafts and books. The village lies on the road from Lochinver to Kylesku; the road was built in the late 1800s. Fishing is available on Loch Drumbeg, which also forms part of a walk taking in two of the traditional "peat roads" formerly used by residents heading into the interior to collect peat.

Map of the area.

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