Use satnav or a map to get you to Gairloch. At Gairloch, turn onto on the B8021 signposted Melvaig and continue for 9 miles to Melvaig where the public road ends. From here guests with advance reservations can travel a further three miles on a private access track with very few passing places, which is narrow, bumpy and passes close to the cliff edge at some points – the journey is part of the adventure of staying at the lighthouse!
Journey times to Rua Reidh Lighthouse: from Glasgow/Edinburgh approx 6 hours: from Aberdeen approx 5 hours: from Inverness approx 2 1/2 hours: from Ullapool approx 2 hours: from Skye Bridge approx 2 hours: from Gairloch approx 1/2 hour.
There is no public transport available to Rua Reidh Lighthouse.
If you do not have a reservation at the lighthouse accommodation please park at the public car park at Melvaig. The private access track to the lighthouse is for residents’ vehicles only. Sorry, the lighthouse is not open to the public and we do not have a cafe, visitor centre or any other facilities for visitors who do not have a reservation at the lighthouse accommodation.