The area is ideal for hill walking with some of the most beautiful hills in Scotland such as Suilven, Quinag, Foinaven to name but a few. For those who prefer low level walks there are a wealth of peat roads and paths. During the summer there are ranger led walks in the area. The area is also rich in wildlife, with regular sightings of deer, seals, dolphins, arctic skua, black throated divers, puffins, razorbills and guillemots among others.
For those with canoes or boats there are numerous opportunities for canoeing, sailing and other watersports in the area both on the lochs and in the sea. The Summer Isles are within travelling distance.
Cyclists are also attracted to the area as the Assynt coastal road is said to be one of the most challenging road routes in Britain.
Geologists will also find a lot to interest them with the Moine thrust and may wish to visit the NW highlands geopark at Knockan Crag.
Keen fishermen /women will enjoy fishing for brown trout in the many hill lochs. Permits are available from the Tourist Information in Lochinver. There is also a stocked rainbow trout fishery at Lagg and salmon fishing in the area. Mackerel and Pollack can also be caught either from the shore or by boat.
Lochinver has a small gift /outdoor shop, picture gallery and also is the site of the Highland Stoneware Factory where you can watch them making pottery. There are also restaurants and a leisure centre (without swimming pool) in the village. Throughout the year the village hall hosts various concerts/events. Every summer the village also runs the Assynt Highland Games for those who are athletic or just like to watch others getting tired!