Inverkirkaig, a very good walk into Lochinver is through the Culag woods
where there are lots of things for kids to find. There is a Heronry
in the woods and the noise is impressive when the birds are nesting
and feeding young. There are numerous well-maintained trails marked
out in the woods and the bird and butterfly life is abundant during
summer. You can get down to the sea’s edge on some of the walks
and during summer, sit and watch such birds as Red-throated Divers,
which can often be seen fishing in the small bays and performing courtship
displays. Other sea birds and waders such as Terns, various ducks, and
along the waters edge, Curlew, Snipe, Dunlin etc. can be seen in abundance.
On the way into the centre of the village from the Culag Hotel, there
is a Chandlers that sells just about everything you could ask for ranging
from fishing tackle, to socks, to materials for a complete house re-build.
Culag Hotel, set on the bay as you come into Lochinver, is a
fine stopping place at the end of this walk - the hotel boasts
a fine range of malt whiskies - the tables and chairs outside
mean you can sit in the sun and enjoy a drink at walks end,
or alternatively, fortify yourself for the walk back.