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Directions to Achmelvich Beach Youth Hostel

Achmelvich Beach YH, Lochinver Lairg, IV27 4JB, Achmelvich, Scotland

Map & Directions


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By Bus:
Please note that there are no buses to or from the hostel on Sundays.
Inverness to Ullapool
Mon-Fri: (#67 or 61) Dep. 1.40 pm � Arr. 3.10 pm.
Sat: (#67) Dep. 11.00 am and 3.40 pm - Arr. 12.30 and 5.10 pm
(no service on Sunday)

Ullapool to Achmelvich Beach:
Mon-Fri: winter period 22/4 � 22/5 (#67) Dep. 10.10 am � Arr. 11.12 am
Mon-Fri: summer period 23/4 � 1/10 (#67) Dep. 9.10 am � 10.12 am
Mon-Fri on non-schooldays only (#67) Dep. 4.37 pm � Arr. 5.38 pm
Sat: (#67) Dep 5.20 pm � Arr. 6.22 pm
(no service on Sunday)

Ullapool to Lochinver
Mon-Fri on schooldays only (#167) Dep. 3.20 pm � Arr. 4.37 pm
Sat: Dep. 12.30 pm � Arr. 13.25
*From Lochinver a taxi can be taken to Achmelvich Beach
(no service on Sunday)

Royal Mail Postbus Lairg to Lochinver:
Mon-Sat: Dep 12.20 � Arr. 13.50
(no service on Sunday)


By Train
Inverness to Lairg:
Mon-Sat: Dep. 10.38 am - Arr. 12.20 pm
* connects with Royal Mail Postbus, limited seats available (8)
* no connecting Postbus service on Sunday
*From Lochinver a taxi can be taken to Achmelvich Beach

By Car:
From Ullapool; take the A835 northwards, left (Ledmore Junction) on the A837 and then just before Lochinver turn right to the B869 for 2 miles and then left for 1 mile following the YH signs. Drive all the way around to the Beach Car Park.

From Lochinver; YH is four miles NW of Lochinver... Up the hill and turn left onto the B869 for 2 miles and then left for 1 mile following the YH signs. Drive all the way around to the Beach Car Park.


On Foot:
From Lochinver - take the Baddidarrach footpath to Achmelvich Beach. This route has spectacular views and takes an hour to an hour-and-a-half, approximately 3.5 miles. Not suitable for a trolley bag or suitcase!




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