Applecross & the Wild Highlands


Views to Skye from Bealach nam Ba
Highland Cows
Torridon - one the wildest corners of Britain

The Scenic Applecross Peninsula

Adult Price from £41
Child/Over 60 from £38

Tour Description

Enjoy a day of scenic beauty...

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.

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 na 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

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Wonderful coastal scenery

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Drive one of Britain’s highest roads

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Visit Britain’s first National Nature Reserve

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Enjoy incredible photo-opportunities


Experience one of the wildest corners of Britain

Tour Details

Departure Days:
Mondays & Wednesdays
6th May to 23rd September

9:15am / 6:00pm
Reference: Tour No 25

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


Tour Reviews

We’re just back from Scotland and did 6 one day trips while there. Each was great but this tour was the absolute highlight. Wow. The beauty of the land is unbelievable. If you only do one tour in the Highlands make it this one! 

(KrystalK952 – Trip Advisor – September 2018) 

A great day to explore Applecross and the wild Highlands! The landscape is just breathtaking! Our driver guide Sinclair was knowledgeable and a very good storyteller. I enjoyed the day very much and next year I will see more!! 

(Andrea A – Trip Advisor – September 2018) 

Vicky was an outstanding driver/guide. She led us on an adventure on one of the most glorious weather days in Scotland. She was knowledgeable of the area and made frequent stops to enjoy the scenery. She recommended a restaurant for lunch, the Walled Garden, and we were not disappointed in either the food or atmosphere. The coastal view was magnificent and it was such a clear day we could see the Isle of Skye. 

(Wagonerfamily2010 – Trip Advisor – July 2018) 

Met our tour guide Chris and we were on our way. Driving through the Black Isle. Our first stop was the village of Lochcarron, then on to Ardarroch with views over Loch Kishorn. There was a control fire on the mountainside. They were burning some of the Heather there. Then over the 3rd highest mountain pass, Bealach nam Ba (in Gaelic means Pass of the Cattle). We stopped and saw both sides of the mountain pass. It felt like we were flying. We had views of the Isle of Skye and then descended to Applecross. Had a lovely lunch at the Garden Wall restaurant there and what a lovely garden. It was a long trip and Chris made it fun and historically interesting. We stopped in Loch Torridon and a National Nature Reserve. On the way back to Inverness we even had time to stop and see Rogie Falls. They are very impressive. Thanks Chris

( Slcgal – Trip Advisor – May 2018) 

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