Applecross, Loch Carron & the Wild Highlands

Cultural & Theme Tours in Raasay

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Enjoy a day exploring the scenic beauty of the Northern Highlands and travel to one of the most remote spots in Scotland; Applecross. Enjoy spectacular scenery, see a range of wildlife and experience the breath-taking Applecross Peninsula on your one day tour from Inverness.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Lochcarron WeaversWe spend a short while in Lochcarron to soak up the atmospheric sceneryDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Bealach na Ba Road, Applecross, Ross and Cromarty, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandWe then continue our journey, climbing upwards through dramatic landscape over the Bealach na Ba (Gaelic for Pass of the Cattle) which is also known as the Applecross Pass. The road is the third highest in Britain at over 2000 feet; we’ll pause for photos at the summit, so have your camera ready for those jaw-dropping views across Raasay and the Isle of Skye!Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Applecross Photographic Gallery, Applecross, Ross and Cromarty, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandWe then begin our descent to Applecross. Located on a beautiful bay, Applecross is full of natural wildlife, perfect for nature lovers! You may see otters, red kites, deer and perhaps pine martens! We’ll stop here for plenty of time to explore Applecross Village.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Shieldaig.orgWe pause for refreshments at ShieldaigDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve, Kinlochewe, Ross and Cromarty, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandWe then leave Applecross and begin our return journey to Inverness, with a relaxing drive along the banks of Loch Torridon, and through the Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve. This nature reserve is one of the oldest in Britain and is home to plenty of wildlife; you may even spot a golden eagle! Travelling on, our Applecross tour will make brief stops at the villages of Shieldaig and Kinlochewe on our way back to Inverness. Shieldaig is a small fishing village founded in 1800 and takes its name from the Viking word síld-vík which means “Herring Bay” we pause here to admire the scenery and get some refreshments before moving along Loch Torridon on to Kinlochewe and then homeward bound to Inverness where our Applecross tour ends.Duration: 15 minutes

What’s included

  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks