When Is the Best Time
Stac Pollaidh can be walked all year in good weather, but every season is different.
Weather and Crowds in Scotland by Seasons
Mid-April to May
Good chance of dry weather. However, Scotland’s weather is unpredictable. For hikers, May is often one of the best months: Warm enough, longer daylight, lush and green landscape, wildflowers bloom, fewer tourists.
June to August
Long, sunny days, warmest time. However, it’s the peak season; Most tourists and highest accommodation prices. Annoying midges are at their worst.
September to October
Less busy and midges start to disappear as well. Temperatures in September are ranging between 10-16°C in and between 6-12°C in October. Idyllic landscape with beautiful foliage. Great time for hiking.
November to March
Freezing temperatures and snow is common on higher peaks. Short daylight only. Guesthouses are often closed.
Best Months to Visit
Location and Tips
Stac Pollaidh is one of the Assynt hills. With Suilven, its shape is the most recognizable. The walk starts in the car park under the mountain on the minor road that leads from A835 to Achnahaird. There is a good path up the hill. You can reach the ridge in just one and a half hour. The very top is challenging to reach and demands a tricky scramble. From the ridge, you can see Suilven, Canisp, Cul Mor, Cul Beag and Ben More Coigach. Stac Pollaidh is one of the most popular mountains in Scotland. It is 612 meters high and is one of the Grahams.