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 and offer 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.


  • Rooms & Beds:

    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 to sign for the Wood Turning Centre. Forest Way Bunkhouse is at the start 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, is an 'Eco Hostel', has availability this New Year and this Christmas and is on the IHUK signage page, the Small Hostels Map and the North Coast 500.


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

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.


Nature on the doorstep, ideal for Photography.

April 18th 2019

Deep in Lael Forest, the bunkhouse is surrounded by wildlife with easy walks to impressive gorges and cascading waterfalls.

Forest view Bunkhouse is deep in Lael Forest, a forest of  very old and interesting species including the Giant Redwood. There are a number of walks in the forest, the lower section has an area with many species from around the world and a nice waterfall. The upper section is a more commercial forest but the trails are very nice and open up into areas with panoramic views of the glen and surrounding hills. The forest is sandwiched between a series of impressive gorges and some of the bridges give great views of gorge and cascading waterfalls. A particular favourite and varied walk of mine is shown here.

Red squirrel at Forest Way Bunkhouse

A guest from Forest Way Bunkhouse, enjoys the route up An Teallach

March 12th 2019

This 8 bed bunkhouse is ideal for exploring the Munros and hills of the North West Highlands.

Set amongst some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the country, Forest View has countless Munros, Corbetts and Grahams on the doorstep. The accommodation is perfectly geared up for hillwalkers and mountaineering clubs and from Forest Way you can bag several hills in one visit.  The owner has extensive local knowledge on routes and offers guided walks when available.   An Teallach is probably one of the best mountain ridges in the country and only matched by the Cullins on Skye and Liathach in Torridon. Such an iconic mountain is a must do for those with reasonable fitness and hillwalking experience.

An Teallach near Forest Way Bunkhouse

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