Ullapool is more than a gateway to the isles if you have time stay in and around Ullapool and make sure that you take the Rock Trail to the North and visit the North West Highlands Geopark there are a few images of a few of the locations that I visited along the way.
When in Ullapool take a trip to the Summer Isles and besides a great boat trip around the isles you can see the wild life and perhaps be lucky and see the Dolphins, Porpoises and Seals. As well as many sea birds we were fortunate on our trip no sun but no rain.
Our day in the Rock Route was a little wet but even a bit of rain does not dampen spirits there is no such thing as bad weather just a poor choice of clothing
Check out The Rock Route
This is a really important geological site and allows you to see the landscape in context. If your on the road north take time at least an hour to visit the information centre and take the geotrail.
The Bone Cave
A couple of miles up the road from the Knockan trail is the Bone Cave this is a great walk up a valley along the side of a burn, again we were a little unlucky as it was not a hot sunny day, very untypical for Scotland, but even so the walk is still special and the bonus is the that you have the Bone Cave at the end.
As you can see from the map it is not that challenging and on a sunny day it can be a lovely walk (as long as the midges behave themselves). The car park is not that large so make sure that you are prepared.
Notice that the walk can be extended at the end where you can visit several other cave in the area we only visited the main cave at the top of the cliff