About the Location - Applecross, Scotland
Enjoy stunning views and the tranquil location of Applecross
To visit the Applecross Peninsular you first have to come over the Bealach na Bà which is the highest road in the British Isles and at times it is rather like some of the Swiss switch-back roads. The English translation is “The Pass of the Cattle” which was one of the old drovers roads’ used for taking cattle from the verdant pastures with their own unique climate to the nearest market in Dingwall on the East Coast. The most famous drover was “Rob Roy”. The whole process was based on trust as the crofters handed over their cattle and did not get paid until the following year. Crossing the “hill” from Lochcarron you can imagine what it would have been like in the day before cars when you had to walk across the hill in all weathers if you needed to leave Applecross.
When you reach the top of the hill stop and take in the view- the whole panorama which goes from the South of Skye with the Cuillin Mountain Range to Lewis & Harris in the Outer Hebrides in the far North West. As you continue down the hill into Applecross your first view is the Applecross Bay with its sandy beach. We first saw this view over 40 years ago and it still takes our breath away. Applecross is truly magical!