Ben Mor Coigach

Ben Mor Coigach dominates the landscape north of Ullapool. Covering over 6,000 hectares, it is the Trust’s largest reserve and combines a mixture of high peaks and spectacular coastline with crofted and wild land.

Why visit?

Highlights include:

  • Spectacular coastal views
  • Seven-mile Postman’s Path coastal walk
  • Achlochan coastal walk
  • Hill walking

Best time to visit?

  • Apr to Oct for insects and plants

Visit for:

  • birdwatching
  • peatlands
  • coasts
  • geology
  • scenery
  • mammals
  • archaeology

Other information

The Postman’s Path clings to the coast and was used to take post to and from Achiltibuie. Great Skuas and golden eagles patrol the skies above the path.



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How to get there


From Ullapool, take the A835 north. Turn north west at Drumrunie onto a minor road towards Achiltibuie. The reserve begins at the east end of Loch Lurgainn.

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Getting onto the reserve

The Postman’s Path can be accessed from Coulnacraig, Achduart or Strathcanaird.

Access restrictions

The Postman’s Path is a seven mile route from Strathcanaird to Achiltibuie. This challenging route should only be undertaken by properly equipped and experienced hillwalkers. In good weather, it promises to be a day you’ll never forget; in bad weather and poor visibility, the path becomes slippery and difficult to follow.

Nearest town
Ullapool (10 mi / 16.1 km)
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Ben Mor Coigach


About Ben Mor Coigach

Out & about

Nearby reserves
Handa Island

Local group
North of Scotland

Links & downloads

Reserve leaflet

Reserve map


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