|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||16.9 miles (27.2 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The C1047 is the road to Achiltibuie and the Summer Isles, passing through the fine scenery of Coigach along the way. It starts about 10 miles north of Ullapool, on the A835, and heads west past the dramatically shaped Stac Pollaidh, which towers over a string of lochs on the opposite side of the road. The C1003 from Lochinver terminates from the north, and then the C1047 approaches the coast of Enard Bay. A car park and viewpoint are provided on a low hill, with stunning views from here and further ahead, looking out over the Summer Isles lying in the sea below.
The road now heads south, cutting off the western end of the peninsula, and runs into Achiltibuie. There are a number of side roads branching off, including a lengthy loop between Achnahaird and Polbain, all of which are worth exploring. The C1047 itself comes to an end at Badenscallie, Polglass a short distance south of Achiltibuie proper, but the villages are slowly merging together.