Naismith Hut, Sutherland

Availability calendar

This availability calendar is not updated in real-time so is indicative only. Enquires to stay in the hut must always be made in advance by contacting the custodian who will also be able to advise on minimum group size.

Last updated: 23 Oct 2017
  • Available
  • 10+ spaces
  • 5 - 9 spaces
  • < 5 spaces
  • Full

This fine hut is the fifth and latest to be maintained by the SMC. It was opened in 1999 and named the Naismith Hut, after William Naismith, one of the founder members of the SMC. The conversion of the building for use as a climbers' hut was made possible by funds bequeathed by Prof. P.B. Ayscough.

The hut is located in Elphin, in the far-flung North-west of Scotland, on the east side of the A835 (NC 2160 1183). As there are several neighbouring private residences, users of the hut are asked to avoid unnecessary disturbance, particularly when arriving late in the evening. The narrow loop road must not be obstructed by vehicles.

There is space for 10 persons in two dormitories on Alpine platforms with mattresses. Two places are reserved for SMC members. The hut is fully equipped with electricity and gas for cooking. The hut has a drying room, toilets and a shower.

The Naismith Hut has a fee of £15 per person per night.

Map taken from the Hillwalkers' Guide to the North-west Highlands

As you can see from the map, there are many superb hills within easy reach of this hut; Ben Mor Coigach, Stac Pollaidh, Cul Beag & Cul Mor, Suilven, Quinag and many more. Suilven is prominent from the hut.

View west from the rear of the Naismith Hut

Applications to stay at the hut should be addressed to the Honorary Custodian: John Orr


41 Beils Brae
IV30 8XQ

Tel: 0788 1621 864. Civilised hours only, please.