The historic road to Applecross is one of the most treacherous but beautiful roads in Scotland (and probably Great Britain) and it links ancient Applecross Bay with Kishorn and the rest of Scotland. If you do start your adventure at Kishorn be sure to pop into the wonderful Kishorn Seafood Bar!
The road is situated in Wester Ross on the Applecross Peninsular and is named Bealach na Bà Gaellic – ‘Pass of the Cattle’ as it was historically used as a Drover’s Road. The road was rough gravel until the 1950s when it was modernised.
Nowadays there are two ways to get to the Applecross and its 1300 year old history but we highly recommend the Bealach na Bà! It may be rougher and you may have to take extreme care but the views are astonishing and watching the road unwinding beneath you is like watching a scene from The Italian Job on the Swiss Alps!
Once you hit the ‘island existence’ of Applecross and have had a hearty lunch at the famous Applecross Inn there is still a lot to do, Applecross is packed with history and beautiful walks. When you are heading back to your B&B if you fancy a quicker route out you can take the quicker (but much less pretty) coast road to Sheildaig.
The road to Applecross is a wonderful route and an exciting adventure for all the family – watch out for the very unique road signs warning of narrow lanes and cautions to learner drivers!