The parish of Assynt is situated amongst some of the wildest and most remote scenery in the United Kingdom. Located in the far North West Highlands of Scotland, the area is dominated by spectacular mountain scenery; isolated sandstone mountains rise up from an undulating landscape of hummocks and lochs that is itself formed of Lewisian Gneiss, one of the oldest rock types found in the world. The whole of the Assynt, and the Coigach region to its immediate South, is officially designated a National Scenic Area. At the heart of Assynt is the established fishing village of Lochinver; a number of crofting communities are to be found along the rugged coastline to the north and south of Lochinver. The coastline itself is an awe-inspiring mixture of steep cliffs, rocky inlets, and unspoilt sandy beaches with crystal clear blue waters – perfect for swimming and watersports. The stunning landscape is filled with an abundance of wildlife – both flora and fauna. There are also many points of historical and archaeological interest – the Ardvreck Castle ruins, on the shores of Loch Assynt; the ruined Calda House; and the Inchnadamp Parish Church, to name but a few.