Drumbeg, sutherland

A little bit about Drumbeg, courtesy of Helen from Drumbeg Designs

Drumbeg is along the breathtakingly beautiful Assynt coastal rd (B869). This single track road provides a scenic link between Lochinver and Kylesku, from where boat trips leave to see the famous Eas a Chual Aluinn waterfall at the head of Loch Glencoul; and takes in some of Scotland’s best scenery. Drumbeg itself lies on the north facing coast of Assynt, looking out across Eddrachillis Bay to Handa Island and mainland Sutherland. A viewpoint with a car park has been constructed at the west end of village and from here you can take in the magnificent seascapes to the north.

drumbeg village near lochinver, Assynt

The village of Drumbeg itself is on the North side of Loch Drumbeg and has a local hotel and pub, church, craft shop and the renowned drumbeg store, 2006 winner of ‘best village shop’ by the Daily Telegraph and Farmer’s weekly. Drumbeg is about 14 miles along the coast road from Lochinver. It is one of the crofting townships on the North Assynt Estate which comprises 21,000 acres of spectacular scenery and a world-famous coastline. Nearby Edrachillis Bay has a lovely curve of sand for those sunny days. Taigh Biorach Holiday House (for accomodation) is Swedish style timber “A” frame house is about half a mile from the village of Drumbeg.

In the village you will find Drumbeg Stores which is a licensed grocery shop and post office and T & T which is an excellent fruit and vegetable shop.

Drumbeg Designs have a great range of gifts and crafts plus delicious home baking.

The Drumbeg viewpoint has a car park with spectacular views out to see over Eddrachilles bay to Handa Island and the mountains beyond, it is in the process of being improved. The parking area has recently been re-surfaced and there are plans for a new information board from Scottish Heritage and picnic tables are being provided by the community council.

Accommodation is provided by some self catering cottages plus 1 Bed and Breakfast and the Drumbeg Hotel which also has a seafood restaurant.

Fishing tackle, boats, ghillie services etc .. are all available in the village and fishing for wild brown trout is available on Loch Drumbeg. There is even have a builder and an qualified Aromatherapist/Reiki practitioner. Boats and fishing tackle can be hired from the local ghillie, Callum Millar 01571 833364.
Mountain bikes can also be hired locally from Marion Macleod 01571 833245.
A qualified therapist in the village provides aromatherapy and reiki healing treatments, for appointments call Jane MacKay 01571 833259.

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