5 Things to do When Visiting North Coast 500 Pods


5 Things to do When Visiting North Coast 500 Pods

There are so many activities and things to do when visiting North Coast 500 Pods. Our pods are located in the beautiful area of Achmelvich, right next to the beach. You can enjoy pretty much any kind of countryside beach holiday you could want with the range of things to do here. Out of the numerous options, these are just 5 things to do when visiting North Coast 500 Pods.

Go Fishing

Achmelvich is a very popular area for fishing. If sitting down with a fishing rod and some friends is your perfect holiday, this would be ideal for you. The beautifully clean waters gives an excellent spot for fish. Popular catches in the area are Salmon, Trout, Cod and Haddock so you can enjoy a delicious dinner that you most definitely earned! 

Enjoy getting competitive? If you come to North Coast 500 pods towards the end of July, you can take part in the annual fishing competition. There are various different categories in the competition that you could win, including the biggest fish.

Take a Hike

Hiking is a particularly popular activity to do in Achmelvich and with good reason. There are numerous available paths for hikers and hill-walkers to choose from and roam around. Whether you prefer walking inland or along the coast, both are available to you. You can see the amazing views of Achmelvich and the surrounding areas of Assynt from high up with an abundance of hills and mountains with spectacular scenic views. Do you prefer cycling? There are plenty of chances for any cyclist to get plenty of fresh air and exercise with the coastal routes with stunning views.   

Get Stuck in With Some Photography

Achmelvich is surrounded by unspoiled natural habitat. Watching and photographing wildlife is easy while they’re roaming around in their relaxed, natural habitat. With a little bit of patience, you can catch amazing photos of local wildlife such as otters, birds and other creatures that happily reside there. If you prefer to capture a picturesque landscape, the areas surrounding North Coast 500 pods can provide exactly that. Achmelvich has plenty of open space countryside, hills to climb and beautiful views to see that would make amazing photos for you to look back on.

Enjoy a Boat Trip

Lochinver, the nearby village that’s just a few short miles away, has boat trips available for you to book. You can see the amazing rugged mountains from the clear waters and experience the wonderful wilderness of the region all while sitting back and relaxing on a comfortable, albeit slightly rocky, seat. If you are looking to spend a wonderful afternoon enjoying the sites from the sea, get booking a boat tour.   


Achmelvich is a quiet and peaceful place that’s perfect to relax, unwind and de-stress. There’s plenty of open countryside space making it perfect for long relaxing walks, delicious picnics with friends and family and a breath of fresh air from your busy home life. If you live in the city, you’ll get an amazing chance to experience the relaxing nature of the beautiful Scottish countryside.

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