Bealach na Bà

Remote, scary, challenging, breath-taking and never to be forgotten. This is the road over the mountains to Applecross. The route was built as a pass for cattle. It’s a single track road for about 11 miles and is very steep and winding but the views over Loch Kishorn to Plockton and to Skye, Rum and the Outer Hebrides are truly outstanding. For the return journey, why not try the coastal route via Shieldaig which is also very scenic and a more relaxing drive. This is popular with cyclists but a real challenge with gradients reaching 20% in places. Look out for the Bealach Beag event in May and the Bealach Mór in September. If you are a budding photographer there is a car park at the top where you can take some amazing pictures on a clear day.