Can be walked all year in good weather. But every season is different:
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, less tourists.
June to August: Long, sunny days, warmest time. However, it’s 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 between 10 and 16°C in and between 6 and 12°C in October. Idyllic landscape with beautiful foliage. Great time for hiking.
November to March: It can get very cold and days are short. Guesthouses are often closed.
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 very difficult to reach and demands 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.