Explore the beautiful Applecross Peninsula on the northwest coast of Scotland. This inspiring full-day trip from Inverness lets you see some of the most spectacular scenery in the Highlands including Loch Carron, Torridon, and Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve.
What to Expect
Your trip to the beautiful Applecross Peninsula starts with a drive from Inverness 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.
Your journey continues with a dramatic climb over the Bealach na Bà (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.
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 center. At Applecross wildlife abounds, so nature lovers can look out for red deer, pine martens (one of the rarest of British mammals), and otters.
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 back to Inverness.
- Tour of Torridon, Applecross, Loch Carron, and Beinn Eighe
- Service of an English-speaking driver/guide