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Applecross & the Wild Highlands

1 DAY TOUR

Views to Skye from Bealach nam Ba Views to Skye from Bealach nam Ba
Bealach nam Ba Bealach nam Ba
Stunning scenery on the north west Stunning scenery on the north west
On the Applecross Peninsula On the Applecross Peninsula
Highland Cows Highland Cows
Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve
Torridon - one the wildest corners of Britain Torridon - one the wildest corners of Britain
A gentle stroll in the woods A gentle stroll in the woods
Meet the local wildlife Meet the local wildlife

The Scenic Applecross Peninsula

Adult Price from £45
Concessions from £42

Tour Description


Enjoy a day of scenic beauty as you travel to one of the remotest areas of Scotland-the Applecross Peninsula. This inspiring day trip takes you through some of the country's most spectacular scenery and is a perfect way to escape from the stresses of modern life.

And We're Off...

To the Black Isle and Beyond...

Your trip to the beautiful Applecross Penninsula starts with a drive across the scenic Black Isle. Your first stop is the lovely village of Lochcarron, which sits beside Loch Carron - undoubtedly one of the gems of the North Western Highlands of Scotland. You'll then travel to Ardarroch to enjoy the stunning views over Loch Kishorn to the mountains on its opposite shore.

Enjoy Views to the Isle of Skye...

Your journey continues with a dramatic climb over the Bealach nam Ba (the Pass of the Cattle, in Gaelic). The Pass is the third highest road in Britain and climbs to over 2,000 feet! You'll stop at the summit for breathtaking views across to Raasay and the Isle of Skye before commencing the descent to Applecross Village.

Down to Applecross

Applecross is a beautiful village situated on a sweeping bay. Here you can spend time enjoying the spectacular seascape or finding out more about the checkered history of the Highlands at the local heritage centre. At Applecross wildlife abounds, so nature lovers can look out for red deer, pine martens (one of the rarest of British mammals) and otters.

Through the Heart of Wild Scotland

From Applecross you'll make your way along the banks of Loch Torridon to Shieldaig where you'll make a further stop before travelling through the Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve. This is Britain's first National Nature Reserve and home to ancient pine woods and soaring golden eagles. You'll then travel onwards to Kinlochewe and Achnasheen, from where you'll retrace your steps home to Inverness.


Applecross & the Wild Highlands Route Map

Tour Highlights

Applecross Peninsula<The Applecross Peninsula

Wonderful coastal scenery

Bealach nam BaBealach nam Ba

Drive one of Britain’s highest roads

Beinn EigheBeinn Eighe

Visit Britain’s first National Nature Reserve

Views to SkyeViews to Skye

Enjoy incredible photo-opportunities

TorridonTorridon

Experience one of the wildest corners of Britain


Tour Details

Availability:
Summer
Departure Days:
Monday only
7th May to 24th September

Departs/Returns:
09:15 / 18:00
Reference: Tour No 25

   Check-in Closes 15 mins prior to departure at pick-up point



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Tour Reviews

I couldn't have asked for a better guide or a better trip. The sights were truly romantic and magical. Applecross itself cannot be put into words. And the journey to it cannot either.

(Noorafayez - TripAdvisor - September 2017)

 

This is absolutely amazing day trip. The best of the ones I did while in Inverness - we did not have to cover huge distances, the party was not huge, we had a guide and a driver who were just fab. The scenery is fantastic, if you are into mountain landscapes of course - I am. We were told we were lucky with the weather, and seeing Isle of Skye, Outer Hebrides and other smaller islands was not a problem. One of the highest located paved roads in the UK Applecross pass Bealach na Ba is gorgeous, I must admit. It's something I always forget about Scottish mountains. They don't seem very high, but then you must remember you start your journey from the sea level. The only downside was a guy in front of me who was taking pictures all the time and so it was his hand with a camera in it that obstructed my view a little bit. Thanks to Vicky and Kevin for being such fantastic guides

(Marek - August 2017)

 

I have taken tours in every continent and Chris our guide was by far the most genuine, easy going, funny, and thoughtful guide I ever met. I booked the Applecross tour for myself and my brothers and cousin. We are all young (between ages of 16-26). I was shocked at how many opportunities (photo stops) we had to stretch our legs, the beautiful scenery, and the wealth of information we were given by Chris. It was our third day of the trip, and we are in Scotland visiting family, and I am sure nothing is going to top what I was shared with this beautiful day. It was on time, we had a fantastic meal in a beautiful and intimate and unique location (if you book this trip make sure you don't miss out on the walled garden restaurant option) and plenty time on our own to explore. I was worried that through extens ive research on where I wanted to go and what I wanted to do I would spoil the experience of it all - but photos and words cannot express what you are in for on this trip. I was surprised every passing minute at what we were learning and what we were seeing. The other passengers are respectful and diverse and friendly. The memory of this trip was priceless, and I canny have asked for a better guide. Thank you Chris. It's been one of the most beautiful experiences of my life.

(Al-Fayez – August 2017)

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