Forest Way Bunkhouse, Lael, Lochbroom, IV23 2RS

Call Iain on 01854 655330 or 07912 177419


Forest Way delivers quality bunkhouse accommodation set in the stunningly beautiful area of the North West Highlands. Nine miles south of the idyllic fishing village of Ullapool it offers a peaceful rural setting for guests. The property is nestled between the Lael Forest Gardens and the River Broom with an abundance of wildlife and delightful walks nearby. The spectacular Corrieshalloch Gorge and the Falls of Measach are just two miles away as well as a vast number of mountains and lochs. The bunkhouse is ideally located for touring the North West Highlands with easy access to the areas of Torridon and up to the beautiful ancient landscape of the Assynt Geopark. Ullapool, the gateway to the Western Isles with its ferry services to Stornaway, offers fantastic places to eat, in particular its excellent fresh seafood. Hostel guests are welcome to relax in the garden and enjoy the many birds that visit. You may even see a visiting red squirrel or pine marten.

This accommodation is featured on our map of West coast of Scotland, Skye and the Hebrides and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    8: 2x4 (en suite)
  • Open:

    All year.
  • Price per night:

    £20pp, £80 per room, £160 for the whole hostel. Discounts for stays of more than 1 night (see website for more info).
  • Booking:

    Advisable. A deposit of the first night's rate is required.
  • Directions:

    A9 from Inverness north to Tore roundabout, join the A835 towards Ullapool, at Braemore Junction (approx 32 miles) continue on A835 for 2 miles and we are well signposted. Forest Way Bunkhouse is at the end of that track.
  • Public Transport:

    Bus - collection available from the nearest stop at Braemore Junction. Train & Air Inverness.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation is by the sea, is near mountains, is available to individuals and is an 'Eco Hostel'. It is on the Scottish National Trail, the IHUK signage page, the Small Hostels Map and the North Coast 500.

It has availability at New Year.


aMixed dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
rDisabled Access
dBedding provided
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room


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News & Offers from Forest Way Bunkhouse

A hidden gem of a bunkhouse close to The Scottish National Trail

February 6th 2020

Walkers planning to do The Scottish National Trail take note. Forest Way Bunkhouse, 9 miles south of Ullapool, might be just the answer to your accommodation problem.

There is sleeping for 8 in 2 rooms of 4 and meals are available nearby if you don’t want to self-cater. Nestling in an idyllic spot between the Lael Forest Gardens and the River Broom surrounded by wildlife, there is just one danger!   You may not be able to tear yourself away to continue your walk the next morning.  So book for two nights, plan in a rest day and visit the spectacular Corrieshalloch Gorge and the Falls of Measach just 2 miles away.

Forest Way Bunkhouse

Cycling under the northern lights

December 18th 2019

Forest way bunkhouse is located in Northwest Scotland. While many cyclists may have different opinions on the most scenic places to cycle, but most will agree that being able to cycle with the Northern Lights in sight is high on the list.

Between the Lael Forest Gardens and Lake Broom lies Forest Way Bunkhouse. Peacefully tucked away it offers a chance to escape the busy roads and get some fresh air. The Scottish highlands being home to sweeping vistas containing mountains and great lakes. Forest Way has lockable bike storage and being staffed by avid cyclists can provide local tips and maintenance. Also with Forest way being in a  low light pollution area seeing the Milky Way and Auroa Borealis shouldn’t be too hard.

Beautiful sky Teallach.

Discover NW Scotland at Forest Way

August 14th 2019

Our bunkhouse was recently visited by vlogger Robin (aka Walk With Wallace) and he gives a great account of things that can be done local to Forest Way Bunkhouse. Some fab footage using his drone.

You can watch his vlog by either visiting our Forest Way FB page, Forest Way Bunkhouse on Twitter or on this direct link to the video.


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