You simply can’t visit the Scottish Highlands without visiting Applecross.. You will read on many a blog or Facebook post about the treacherous mountain path which takes you there..
Firstly we have to mention the “Smile invoking” little road (B869) we took to Lochinver before arriving at Applecross.. 33 miles of pure joyful driving, along a single track road, following people on horseback, herds of Highland cattle, on a road that resembled the “Wild Mouse” ride i once rode at Blackpool.. If yr in the vicinity, then make the effort to drive it..
So this is the sign yr greeted with when you first arrive…
I think its there to put the “Scaredy Cats” off, because its no worse than any roads we’ve driven in the Lakes or the Alps.. Definitely give it a go, because it is a brilliant experience !! The worsening conditions did make it more sphincter twitching for Mrs S, as we wheel span around the 1:5 hairpin bends on the way up lol..
Once there the Applecross Inn serves delicious home cooked food (generous portions) in a lively atmosphere.. There was no mobile signal at all and the wifi was very patchy, which was giving Mrs S, DWS (daughter withdrawal symptoms) 😉
We settled down for the night in the pub car park, looking out over the stretch of water to Skye..Yet again our sleep was thwarted by the strong winds, and we retreated to a car park a couple of hundred meters away, where we slept soundly until morn..
We decided to leave via the “alternative route” to take in as much of the scenery as possible, and even though the weather was again very blustery and rainy, it was still visually, a beautiful journey.. I don’t think even Scotlands worst weather could, detract from the Gorgeous Gorgeous scenery this country has been blessed with..
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