This Dun Canna circuit is perfect for families or beginners that would like to get out of the village and discover what’s nearby.

Length: Approx. 8 miles / 15 miles from Ullapool
Duration: 2-3 hr (including breaks)
Ascent: 338ft ft. – 100 m
Terrain: light-trail / road
Difficulty: Green


  • Beautiful secluded pebble beach
  • Historical ruins
  • Fantastic views and tonnes of wildlife
  • Easy and fun


You can ride from here in Ullapool, this would be roughly a 15mile cycle and bear in mind the hills and potential busy roads. Other options would be to drive or we could offer a shuttle service to the Dun Canna car park near Blughasary.

From the car park, there is an entrance through a gate then a nice descent following the river to the first of two bridges. Crossing the river, the path widens onto a land rover track, follow this for approx. 1 mile to the 2nd gate and bridge.

Crossing the bridge and keeping right at the fork in the road, you would leave the Canaird river behind you and follow the fence line to a 3rd gate to pass through. A quick slope up to the final gate brings you in touching distance of the beach.

As you approach the beach, the view opens up revealing the table topped Beinn Gobhlach across Loch Broom and the impressive An Teallach in the distance and the views of Ardmair Bay and Isle Martin in the foreground. In addition, being in the
shadow of Beinn Coigach creates such a special panorama and one of the best views at sea level around.

To access the beach, you will need to leave the bikes, but take care if you decide to walk down the un-pathed slopes. Why not first check out the ruins of the old Fort on top of the hill.

On the return journey, turn right after the bridge and following the river downstream onto the Keanchulish estate. The River opens out as it reaches the sea and the trail leads onto tarmac as you pass the beautiful Lodge and views over Ardmair bay.

Keeping to the road, you have one final wee climb before crossing the cattle grid and returning to the main road. This is where we could pick you up from or the return back to Ullapool is approx. 4 miles from here.

This route can be done with a Mountain bike or Hybrid.

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Gallery – Dun Canna circuit

Dun Canna circuit
Dun Canna circuit
Dun Canna circuit