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Bealach Na Ba
Bealach Na Ba © Shutterstock

Applecross, Loch Carron & the Wild Highlands

From £38 per adult

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April — September

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Enjoy a day exploring the scenic beauty of the Northern Highlands and travel to one of the most remote spots in Scotland; Applecross. Enjoy spectacular scenery, see a range of wildlife and experience the breath-taking Applecross Peninsula

We depart early in the morning and begin our day tour from Inverness to Applecross using the lower part of the North Coast 500 route, crossing the beautifully scenic Black Isle before stopping in the village of Lochcarron. Enjoy the views across Loch Carron and perhaps pick up a bite to eat, before we continue on to Achintraid. The small village enjoys views over Loch Kishorn and a magnificient mountain range on the opposite shore.

We then continue our journey, climbing upwards through dramatic landscape over the Bealach na Ba (Gaelic for Pass of the Cattle) which is also known as the Applecross Pass. The road is the third highest in Britain at over 2000 feet; we’ll pause for photos at the summit, so have your camera ready for those jaw-dropping views across Raasay and the Isle of Skye!

We then begin our descent to Applecross. Located on a beautiful bay, Applecross is full of natural wildlife, perfect for nature lovers! You may see otters, red kites, deer and perhaps pine martens! We’ll stop here for plenty of time to explore Applecross Village.

We then leave Applecross and begin our return journey to Inverness, with a relaxing drive along the banks of Loch Torridon, and through the Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve. This nature reserve is one of the oldest in Britain and is home to plenty of wildlife; you may even spot a golden eagle! Travelling on, our Applecross tour will make brief stops at the villages of Shieldaig and Kinlochewe on our way back to Inverness. Shieldaig is a small fishing village founded in 1800 and takes its name from the Viking word síld-vík which means “Herring Bay” we pause here to admire the scenery and get some refreshments before moving along Loch Torridon on to Kinlochewe and then homeward bound to Inverness where our Applecross tour ends.

Contact details

Timberbush Tours Ltd
555 Castlehill
Royal Mile
Edinburgh
Edinburgh
United Kingdom
EH1 2ND
Starting
Inverness City Centre
Length
1
Day
Transport
Small coach
Type
Small Group (1-16)
Languages
English
Themes
History Landscapes

Tour prices

From

  • £38 Per Adult
  • £36 Per child
  • £36 Concession
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Prices are subject to change depending on season

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Tour company information

Timberbush Tours Ltd

With 22 years’ experience, we are one of Scotland’s longest running tour operators who offer a wide range of 1, 2, 3 & 5 day tours of the Scottish Highlands and Islands, running daily from our Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness. We will take you on a journey of discovery around Scotland’s best tourist attractions and historical sites as well as off-the-beaten-track beauty spots. We love nothing more than showing guests around our beloved Scotland, taking in sights such as Skye, Loch Ness, Stirling Castle, Glencoe, Rosslyn Chapel and many others.

Opening times

Daily: 07:00 - 22:00

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