My hosts at the Seadrift B&B not only make the very best porridge of all times, but they are also great at helping you to plan your tour! As I´ve been already to Skye in the main season last year I wanted to avoid that (and come back during more quiet times). I just knew I wanted to explore further north.
So they recommended to tour (and walk) around the Applecross peninsula – and what a stunning piece of North-Western Scotland it is. The drive over the pass isn´t that easy, thing super narrow streets and very tight curves but the view from up there is just gobsmacking! I only had a few seconds before the sky opened up and rain poured down but these few seconds…
Over the 2053’ road called the Bealach na Ba, if the cloud has lifted, you’ll see the kind of views normally reserved only for mountaineers. Panoramas to the Outer Hebrides and South to the Kintail mountains will keep you gazing until you need to descend to the village for warmth and sustenance. (Applecross.co.uk)
Back on the other side, I arrived at the Applecross bay and the sun was back. There are a few crofting villages scattered around the coastline and the name “Applecross” is about 1300 years old.
The area around Applecross is believed to be one of the earliest settled parts of Scotland. The coastal settlement of Sand, just to the north of Applecross, is the location of a major archaeological site. (Visitscotland)