ULLAPOOL. 75. Route 567
The road now surmounts the col to the N., and descends to Loch
Broom ('Loch of the Showers') at (40 M.) Aultnaharrie, whence we
ferry across to (1 M.) —
42 M. Ullapool (Royal, pens. 45s.-60s. per week; Caledonian,
R. 2-3s., D. 3-4s.), a village with 870 inhab. and a good harbour.
Founded in 1788 by the British Fishery Society as a fishing-station,
Ullapool has lost its importance with the decline of the herring-
fishery. Loch Achallt lies 3 M. to the E.
A steamer plies hence weekly to Stornoway (5s.).
From Ullapool to Garve, 32 M., mail-cart daily (fare 8s.). This fine
route follows an undulating course to the S.E., skirting the N.E. shore of
Loch Broom (see above), then ascends the river Broom to (13 M.) Braemore,
in the grounds of which (adm. free) are the picturesque Falls of Measach.
To the left rises Ben Dearg (3457 ft.). Thence we ascend to Dirrie More
(910 ft.), a desolate pass on the watershed between the Atlantic and Ger¬
man Oceans, and descend again to (22 M.) Alguish (inn), whence the road
leads down Strath Garve, with a view of Little Ben Wyvis (2590 ft.) on the
left, to (32 M.) Garve (p. 563).
Feom Ullapool to Loch Invek, 32 M. — We skirt Loch Broom
for some miles, with a view of Isle Martin to the left, strike inland
at the Cainaird River, and beyond the slopes of Ben More Coigach
(2435 ft.) turn to the W. along the N. banks of Loch Lurgan and
Loch Baddegyle, with Coulbeg (2520 ft.) and Stack Polly (2010 ft.)
on our right. 23 M. Inverpolly lies on EnardBay, a little beyond the
river Polly. Crossing the Kirkaig, with a view, to the right, of
Suilven and (farther off) Canisp (see below), we reach —
32 M. Loch Inver (Culag Hotel, near the pier, first-class, R.
from 4s., D. 4s. Gd.), with good sea-bathing, a tourist, angling, and
summer resort of growing popularity.
Among the numerous excursions conveniently made hence are those
to Suilven or the Sugarloaf (2399 ft.), Canisp (2779 ft.), 'Loch Assynt, Quinag
(2650 ft.), etc. Mail-cart daily to Lairg (comp. p. 564); steamer weekly to
Stornoway (p. 513).
From Loch Invee to Scourie, 30 M. The usual carriage-route
ascends the valley of the Inver and skirts the N. bank oi*Loch Assynt
to (11 M.) Skaig Bridge (p. 564), whence it runs to the N. between
Glasven (2540 ft.; right) and Quinag (2650 ft.; left). At (18 M.)
Kylesku Ferry (inn) we cross the strait between Loch Cairnbawn
(left) and Lochs Glencoul and Glendhu (right). The road approaches
the coast again at Edrachillis Bay, on which lies (27 M.) Badcall.
A shorter route diverges to the W. from the above at Loch Inver, and
runs round the coast to (15 M.) Drumbeg (inn), whence we ferry (10s.) to
(22 M.) Badcall (see above). This route should be chosen by those who
have already seen Loch Assynt.
30 M. Scourie (Hotel, well spoken of) is a straggling village,
with a view of the island of Handa, interesting to ornithologists.
Mail-cart to (7 M.) Laxford Bridge and thence to (26 M.) Durness, see
p. 564; to Lairg, see p. 564).
Feom Scoueie to Duenbss, 26 M. — A steep ascent brings us
to (7 M.) Laxford Bridge (p. 664). To the right rise Ben Arkle
(2680 ft.) and Foinaven (2980 ft.). 12 M. Rhiconich Inn, at the