Dun Canna

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A delightful coastal walk near Ullapool in Wester Ross, to Dun Canna, a large Iron Age fort situated on a promontory at the foot of Ben More Coigach. From the fort there are beautiful views west to the Summer Isles and east along Strath Canaird

The cliffs protecting the fort overlook two pebble beaches, easily accessible, so that this family walk can be a day's outing - enjoying the walk, inspecting the fort, picnicking, bathing and beachcombing.

The path, which follows the River Canaird, is easy to follow and all but level, but with heavy rain it has muddy sections making the terrain more tricky, so boots are advised.

Scotland - Highlands and Islands - Highland - Wester Ross


Ancient Monument, Birds, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, River, Sea
7/20/2023 - Sarah Green

We found this a clear waymarked path all the way to the coast. It's a well trodden path with a few rocks to clamber over. We walked down to the beach after the fort which added to the outlook. It's not a flat, level path but we didn't think it was challenging for a couple of oldies. Beautiful views and we enjoyed a picnic looking out to sea.

9/3/2015 - Ian Runcie

Pleasant walk through typical Highland scenery and good views. But I agree with the comment from 2007: this is not in the easy category. It was very boggy and there are some rocks to scramble over. Boots are essential. At least a moderate walk.

10/4/2007 - alyson brenchley

We attempted this walk in September. It was not easy. Be aware that after rain it is very boggy and deer have trampled on large sections of the walk. The path is not really there at all. We would not class this as easy at the moment! Neither did some of the locals we spoke to. Just to warn you!