"Applecross, Wester Ross, Scottish Highlands" Applecross by ndahl

Applecross Travel Guide: 41 reviews and 126 photos

applecross scenery

The applecross peninsula has some of the most amazing scenery and some of the most frightening roads.
There are only two roads into applecross. one around the coast which is pretty scary and one over Bealach Na Ba which is hair raising first time around.
I first travelled the mountain road one november evening just as it was getting dark.
I was a quarter way up when it started snowing, half way up it was white-out with only a pitch black void on one side and a ditch on the other
to show I was on a road. three quarters up I met another vehicle coming down, (I forgot to mention the fact that it is a single track road)
which forced me to reverse to a passing place that looked as if it could hardly support a bird landing.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:beautiful scenery, friendly people, welcoming hostelries and restaurants
  • Cons:single track roads and midges
  • Last visit to Applecross: Aug 2004
  • Intro Written Aug 21, 2004
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  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Jun 26, 2007 at 4:43 AM

    So you wouldn't recommend taking a motorhome over the pass?? May visit this August.

  • Ben-UK's Profile Photo
    Apr 14, 2006 at 7:46 AM

    Great photos -- hoping to pass through this area later this year -- just hope my car will make it up the na ba ! -- thanks for the information.

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Oct 29, 2005 at 2:59 PM

    Ah the great Scottish Midge strikes again!! Loved the photos = still to visit!!

  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    Oct 21, 2005 at 12:53 PM

    great photographs - i'm impressed

  • zizkov's Profile Photo
    Jul 29, 2005 at 10:25 AM

    Nice page - nasty collection of midgie bites!

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Oct 17, 2004 at 12:02 PM

    a lovely page & great pics ! ...so I was lucky to pass by there in a time, midges were on vacation...

  • GillianMcLaughlin's Profile Photo
    Aug 31, 2004 at 12:18 PM

    I hope there's more :-) This was the land of my childhood holidays... but further round the Peninsula... where it meets Loch Torridon. Wonderful part of the country and a great page

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