"Applecross -- Paradise on a Beautiful Day!" Applecross by RhineRoll

Applecross Travel Guide: 41 reviews and 126 photos

The Scenic Drive Round the Peninsula

The Applecross peninsula stretches out from Wester Ross towards the Isle of Skye. It's no surprise that on a sunny and clear day you'll get incredible views from the coastal road.

The Applecross Inn has a reputation for serving excellent food!

Starting Point: Lochcarron

There are only 2 ways to reach Applecross, so there's one way in and one way out! Most people choose first to take the Bealach Na Ba (Gaelic for "Pass of the Cattle") road. Starting Point would be the charming little village of Lochcarron, which is a beauty spot in itself!

The Bealach na Ba

The road climbs to ca. 600 metres, some 2000 feet. It's a narrow, but very well built single-track road. Unless there's an idiot taking his caravan along or some picture-taking tourists blocking the lay-bys,.. AHEM..., the road not too difficult to negotiate. In dense fog or wintry conditions, it might become a nightmare, though!

More pictures on my Applecross Page

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Breathtaking Scenery
  • Cons:In Bad Weather, no scenery, Bealach na Ba mountain pass becoming a nightmare!
  • In a nutshell:On a fine day, one of the best detours you'll ever make!
  • Last visit to Applecross: May 2001
  • Intro Updated Apr 25, 2004
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  • Bigs's Profile Photo
    Jun 28, 2008 at 1:11 AM

    Da muss ich das nächste mal hin.. wir hatten dort leider schlechtes Wetter und sind nur dran vorbei..schade.. Du hattest scheinbar mehr Glück wenn man Deine Bilder so betrachtet...

  • uglyscot's Profile Photo
    Aug 8, 2007 at 8:19 AM

    Glorious pictures. When I was younger a trip to Applecross was only for the very daring and adventurous because of the road.

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Jun 26, 2007 at 5:12 AM

    Hoping to get to this area in Aug. so found your web page and links very useful.

  • JanPeter74's Profile Photo
    Aug 4, 2006 at 4:46 AM

    Experienced the dense fog on the road to Applecross myself a few years ago. Too bad for the views, but... Never a dull moment!

  • Sep 24, 2005 at 5:40 AM

    Great photos. You`ve really captured the beauty of the area. A great area. I really love those Torridon mountains. Nice pics on your external link (cant understand any of the words :-)) Regards, Neil

  • Sharon's Profile Photo
    Feb 27, 2005 at 1:31 PM

    I love the Lochcarron photo, its beautiful !!! the more i see and read (in general) it looks like i have to get back to the UK to explore so much there that i haven't had the chance back then....

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    Feb 4, 2005 at 3:55 PM


  • skywalkerbeth's Profile Photo
    Feb 4, 2005 at 4:08 AM

    Applecross in is great! Had my first haggis there.

  • MURRA's Profile Photo
    Sep 10, 2004 at 9:14 AM

    good fotos

  • Jul 26, 2004 at 6:39 AM

    Winfried, you have so many wonderful pictures with vivid colors. Amazing! Do you use a manual digital camera to capture all these pics?


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