Today I was keen to explore to the west of Ardheslaig and decided to head around the Applecross Peninsular to Applecross and then over the Mountain road Bealach na Bà and back to the house at Ardheslaig. I like to explore as much as I can on first visits. Get a feel for a place and just take my time and see how things unfold. On the way to Applecross we stopped at the imaginatively named Sand for a walk on the beach as the kids scaled the Sand cliffs to stretch our legs.
Reaching Applecross I was suprised how small it was, just a strip of buildings looking out to sea. We stopped for a wander around and visited a small gift shop. Very pleasant.
I was looking forward to the return leg of the journey over the pass of Cattle, Bealach na Bà. I’ve heard it’s quite a tough drive, surely it can’t be more challenging than the Wrynose and Hardknott Passes in the Lake District. A good test for my van…
At the summit of the pass there are fantastic views over to Skye and I got lucky with some clear and interesting conditions.
Having survived Bealach na Bà I headed back to the house stopping at the red roof cottage on the way home.
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Published on: 21-10-2018