The Applecross Peninsula
Wester Ross, Scotland
On the mainland, to the north of the Isle of Skye lies the Applecross Peninsula. Home to just a couple of hundred people, and accessed by just two roads, this is remote peninsula features winding roads and breathtaking scenery.
On a wild peninsula in Wester Ross, Applecross has a wonderful atmosphere, creating the impression that you are at the 'edge of the world', probably because of its inaccessibility. There are two ways of getting to Applecross: a winding coast road from Shielding, to the north on Loch Torridon, with great views all the way; and the Bealach na Ba (Pass of the Cattle). The road is one of the highest in Britain, reaching 2,053 ft, and heads into the clouds on Alpine hairpin bends, then drops down to the quiet street, from where there are incredible views out across the bay to Raasay and Skye. Be sure to also stop in Plockton, a colorful fishing village with beautiful views to Loch Carron.