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    Assynt and Coigach

    23 reviews

    Next Trip: 1st - 5th Nov 2023 Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights

    From £2,200 View Prices & Dates

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    Trip created by Colin Prior
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    Region: North West Highlands
    Trip Type: Photography
    Accommodation: Classic
    Max Group Size: 10
    Confirmed: When 4 Travellers Book
    Deposit From: £550.00 £550.00


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    The landscape of the Assynt and Coigach is unique. Its defining quality could be described as ‘ancient’ with the underlying rocks billions of years old.

    The light found in the north-west Highlands is amongst the finest in the world and combined with the superb graphics offered by the mountains, photographers have the potential to capture rare moments which will never repeat themselves exactly. Colin Prior’s photographic knowledge of the Highlands and Islands is second to none – and this region is one of his absolute favourites.

    Trip Highlights

    • Spend five days in the Highlands developing your photography with Colin Prior.
    • Photograph the colours of the autumnal landscape at their very best.
    • Shoot in some of the finest photographic locations in Assynt and Coigach.
    • Discover new ways of finding photographs in the landscape.

    Day by Day Itinerary

    Day 1 – Torridon and Loch Maree

    Colin will meet you underneath the main display board in the arrival hall at Inverness Railway Station at 08:30am on the first day. Inverness is a small station so it will be easy to identify Colin. After the group has met, we will drive to Kinlochewe and spend the morning in Glen Torridon and following lunch, will drive to a second location on the shores of Loch Maree. Our arrival in Ullapool will be around 1715. (L, D)

    Day 2 – Clachtoll and the Point of Stoer

    After breakfast, we will drive north along Loch Assynt to the Bay of Clachtoll. The crescent shaped bay gives way to a rocky foreshore that runs out to a coral sand beach which is open to the Atlantic swell. Our second location takes us to Stoer Head Lighthouse where a short walk across the moorland, gives superb views back towards the sea cliffs and lighthouse. If weather permits, we will continue out to the Old Man of Stoer – an impressive 60 m (200 ft) sandstone sea stack. On our return journey, we will stop at a high point overlooking the mountains of Assynt – Canisp, Suilven, Cùl Mòr, Cul Beag and Stac Pollaidh can all be seen, linearly, on the horizon. (B, L, D)

    Day 3 – Garvie Bay and Lochinver

    Following breakfast, Colin will present a tutorial which covers many relevant aspects of the photographic process, after which we will depart for Garvie Bay. A moorland walk takes us to a headland where there are a myriad of photographic opportunities. Our second location gives superb views across Loch Buine Mòire to Suilven and Cùl Mòr. (B, L, D)

    Day 4 – Achnahaird Bay

    Our journey today will take us to Achnahiard Bay where we will follow a moorland path along the cliff tops which overlooks Ernard Bay. From an elevated viewpoint, the mountains of Assynt and Coigach stretch out in what must be one of the most inspiring panoramas in Scotland. We will return to The Ceilidh Place around 1500 to prepare for the group critique. (B, L, D)

    Day 5 – Dundonnell

    After breakfast, we will check out, and drive to Dundonnell. Here, if conditions permit, there is the opportunity to climb to a high point that overlooks An Teallach. Alternatively, there are wooded areas that follow the course of the River Dundonnell falling in a series of waterfalls to its estuary at Little Loch Broom. Following lunch at 12:30, we will depart for Inverness Station to arrive at 14:30 where the workshop will conclude. (B, L)

    Photography Trip
    Assynt and Coigach

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    Trip Dates & Prices

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    Trip Details

    Accommodation Read More

    Our accommodation for this holiday is The Ceilidh Place in the fishing village of Ullapool.

    Single Rooms

    Each client will have a single room (unless a double or twin is requested) and all of the rooms are en-suite.


    Meals Read More

    Meals are a real highlight of this trip, treated each evening to a 3 course dinner in The Ceilidh Place’s wonderful restaurant. Freshly caught seafood is a particular speciality. Naturally, any special dietary requirements can be catered for. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

    Inclusions Read More
    • 4 nights accommodation at The Ceilidh Place in the small fishing village of Ullapool. Each client will have their own single room, unless a twin or double room is requested.
    • Most meals during the trip (Meals included indicated as B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
    • All transport throughout the trip, in a spacious people carrier, starting and finishing in Inverness
    • The services of Colin Prior, who will work closely with each group member throughout the holiday, helping you develop your photographic skills.
    Trip Grading Read More

    Green Graded 1-3

    Green graded walking holidays are suitable for active travellers who are reasonably fit and enjoy moderate hikes. We walk at a comfortable pace and you can expect to be out for 5-6 hours a day. The terrain will be mostly good paths and hill trails but these can still be muddy and rough in places. Some hikes may involve an ascent up to a max of approx 1,500 feet / 450m. Distances will be typically 8-10km but there may be the odd slightly longer day. Daily hike details are available in the itinerary.

    Travel – Arrival and Departure Read More

    Arrival and departure

    Colin will meet you underneath the main display board in the arrival hall at Inverness Railway Station at 08:30am. Inverness is a small railway station so it will be easy to identify Colin. On the final day of the workshop, we will return you to Inverness Railway Station at 2:30pm, allowing clients to connect with rail services south.

    For full details on how to get to Inverness, please see our website: Recommended Travel.

    For advice on getting to and from Scotland please our travel advice page on our website:


    If you would like to use your own vehicle on the trip please get in touch with our team to discuss.

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    Your photography coach

    Colin Prior is one of Britain’s leading landscape photographers. His spectacular panoramic images capture the beauty and eternal quality of the world’s wild places, especially those of his own native Scotland.

    He brings to his work a strong personal vision combined with supreme technical mastery of his chosen medium. Each photograph uniquely captures fleeting moments of nature that will never repeat themselves.

    Colin is also a patient and skilled photography coach and enjoys helping clients improve their skills on these trips.

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    Make This Trip Private

    Fancy this trip just for your group? Get together with family and friends spend quality time exploring wild places. A private trip allows you to benefit from all the features of the group departure, including hand-picked accommodation and expert local guides but with the advantage of the flexibility to tailor the days to your group. Make the trip more or less challenging depending on your experience or choose to add in some optional extras like castle or distillery visits depending on your interests. The price of a private trip will depend on the number of travellers in your group. Let us know your prefered departure date and we'll take care of the rest.

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    Difficulty Grades Explained

    Green Graded Photography Holidays 1-3

    Our Green graded photography trips are suitable for people who enjoy outdoor photography and easy hiking, and have a reasonable level of fitness. We will be accessing wild locations to photograph so you should be comfortable hiking for up to 3 hours at a time. Our Knoydart trip utilises a private launch and dinghy to access some remote locations so for this trip you must be also be comfortable getting in and out of the dinghy.

    The terrain will be mostly good paths and hill trails but these can still be muddy and rough in places. Some hikes may involve an ascent up to a max of approx 1,500 feet / 450m. The days are fairly leisurely and we spend about 6-8 hours outdoors. Out timetable will be flexible however, so we may head out early for a few hours before taking a break and going out again in the evening to take advantage of the best light.

    Our photography trips are not graded by your degree of photography skill – a small group size means you will have lots of time for one-to-one tuition regardless of your starting level.

    Trip Reviews

    Rated 4.83 out of 5 based on 23 reviews of Photography – Assynt and Coigach


    Every client receives a feedback survey when they return from their guided, self guided or tailor made holiday with us. Once completed the review is published on our website just as soon as our database updates. The little touches and details are important to us and where issues are raised we make positive changes to our trips to improve your experience.

    That’s why we read each of our client’s reviews and although we don’t respond to all of them, if it’s glowing feedback then we get the satisfaction of helping to make your holidays truly memorable.


    David Munro

    Reviewed on 28/10/2022

    Age: 60 - 70
    Country: Australia
    Trip Date: 19/10/2022
    Trips Taken: 1

    The Bottom Line

    The Bottom Line

    Thoroughly recommend this trip.


    John O’Malley

    Reviewed on 11/05/2022

    Age: 60 - 70
    Country: United States
    Trip Date: 27/04/2022
    Trips Taken: 1

    The Bottom Line

    The Bottom Line

    Loved the area and the tour


    Dwight Reagan

    Reviewed on 11/05/2022

    Age: 60 - 70
    Country: United States
    Trip Date: 27/04/2022
    Trips Taken: 1

    The Bottom Line

    The Bottom Line

    It was great…!

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