Archaeology & Beach-combing
Bask in an early morning stroll across the golden sands of Ashaig Beach, passing Pulpit Rock, and returning by Ashaig River. On a very low tide, equipped with a pair of wellies, you can even walk across to the Ardnish Peninsula, which is nationally recognized for it’s fossil deposits, providing a unique and interesting distraction for both children and parents. See further information on our Geology page.
A Sacred Site
Several sites on the adjacent croftland are worthy of exploration, notably the tranquil setting of the old burial ground, which depicts Ashaig’s ancient religious associations. St Maelrubha (c.642-722), the apostle to Skye, is reputed to have sailed across from Applecross on a large flat stone, and settled on the large isle of Pabbay (directly opposite Ashaig House). One can still see the small, sacred spring where he tore a small tree from the ground, and the nearby crag which served as his pulpit (Creag an leabhair, “the rock of the book”). A neolithic axe has also been found near the spring.