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The Bealach na Ba is a historic and quite famous pass through the mountains of the Applecross peninsula.It has a well-deserved reputation for being a dangerous because of unpredictable snowstorms, heavy mist,blizzards and dangerous in low visibility conditions, driving under these conditions, can be extremely challenging.Bealach na Ba, meaning pass of the cattle, was used in earlier times to drive cattle from Applecross and surrounding settlements to other parts of the Highlands, The road...

Applecross Area Attractions

The Bealach na Ba road in Scotland, a steep climb with multiple hairpin bends. Very similar to the alpine roads, this mountain pass leads to the town of Applecross. Shot taken from a birds eye view.
The Bealach na Ba road in Scotland, a steep climb with multiple hairpin bends. Very similar to the alpine roads, this mountain pass leads to the town of Applecross. Shot taken from a birds eye view.

Strathcarron Holiday Accommodation Guide

Wester Ross, specifically Strathcarron in the Scottish highlands, with the local beauty spots of the Applecross peninsula, and Torridon being just a few examples of the beautiful natural features that can be found in this part of the British Isles.

The quaint community of Strath can be found in a picture-perfect spot on a hill that looks out over Loch Gairloch, a marine loch that is located on the beautiful north-western coast of the Highlands. This area is perfect for all kinds of outdoor activities, both on land and on the water, and it also features an abundance of wildlife, scenery, flora, and fauna. Find a Bed and Breakfast accommodation in this region, with a waterfront setting, right in the middle of the community of Lochcarron. Vacation homes and other types of accommodations are plentiful in this area.

Offering spectacular sea views across Loch Carron to the hills beyond, Attadale Gardens, the Smithy Hub, and The Kirkton Woodlands, Start your day with a full breakfast, Attadale Gardens, the Smithy Hub, and The Kirkton Woodlands.

Gairloch provides a comprehensive selection of everyday amenities, such as neighbourhood shops and general stores, a post office, bank, library, gas station, museum, pharmacy, community centre, medical and dental practises, hotels, restaurants, and cafés that cater to a variety of price points, as well as well-liked primary and secondary schools. This region offers a wide variety of activities, such as hiking, hillwalking, cycling, diving, sailing, water sports ports, golfing, and fishing; it is filled with arts and crafts, food and drink, animals, and more. Alness is connected to the city of Inverness as well as the towns of Tain and Invergordon by means of public transportation. The good road, rail, and bus connections that are available, The North Coast 500 route connects the village, and there is a daily bus service to Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, as well as weekly services to both Ullapool and Dingwall. In addition, Achnasheen station provides regular services to Inverness, and there are onward links to major regional and national destinations, and Inverness Airport provides a wide variety of flights both within the country and to other countries. There are many different kinds of hotels that provide guests with breakfast every morning in addition to a seasonal three-course set menu or a seasonal six-course tasting menu that highlights the best products available during that particular season. You can book a vacation rental in this area, which includes anything from a Highland cottage on the water to a Highland croft house. After spending the night at the enchanted and charming Cluny Castle, continue your journey through the valley of the Lochy and Loch Ness to Drumnadrochit, Strathglass, and Beauly. After travelling through Strathpeffer and Achnasheen, continue on to Loch-Maree, Ullapool, and Inchnadamph before arriving back in Lairg.

From Lairg, try spending the night in a castle in Tongue, and then drive along the north coast to Sutherland and Caithness, Thurso, Wick, and John O'Groats on the North Coast 500 route. Along the way, you'll find restaurants with award-winning menus that you can sample, as well as comfortable beds to stay in for the night. Return down the East coast to Inverness, which has several hotels, bed and breakfasts, and spa Hotels where one may stay, eat, drink, and go out for the evening to see a show in the theatre; continue on to Daviot and Carr-Bridge; finally, return along the West coast to Carr-Bridge. Find a lodge in Invergloy that has a variety of room options and is located in a setting that is unmatched elsewhere. In a wooded garden that looks out over Loch Lochy and the mountains that are further in the distance, you can have an excellent vacation for the whole family that lasts for a week or a short romantic getaway that is perfect for couples or groups of friends in any season. For the person in the family who fishes. In addition to having some of the most thrilling and abundant wild game in this amazing region, which is located in some of the most breathtaking sections of Scotland, there are hundreds of secluded lochs hidden away in the highlands that are teeming with wild brown trout.

There are approximately 20 rivers in the region that are home to Atlantic salmon populations. Loch Maree used to be famous all over the world for the quality of its sea trout fishing.

Discovering Strathcarron Holiday Accommodation

  • Strathcarron Latitude: 57.424497 Longitude: -5.428393 
  • Strathcarron Postcode IV54
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Strathcarron and nearby Lochcarron take their names from the Carron River. There are several rivers called Carron in Scotland.

There have been various theories over the years as to its origin but is now agreed that the name means 'stony river' and the root 'car' goes back to the ancient pre-Gaelic language.Settlements on the banks of the Carron River go back to pre-history Explore the islands in the Loch and watch seals and otters play.

Boat and canoe hire is available locally. The area is a paradise for hill walkers and climbers with many Munro Mountains to climb and bed and breakfast accommodation provides the flexibility to cover the area.

Take a day tour of the island of Skye, visiting the famous Eileen Donan castle en route. Another day, your video will never be at rest as you drive to Apple cross via the Bealach Nam Bo - an amazing road climb over 2000 feet , then follow the coast road to Shiledaig, up through the Torridon Mountains to Kinlochewe, down the side of Loch Maree to Achnasheen and return to Lochcarron. Croick, is a little church, built in 1827 by Thomas Telford, stands at the head of Strath Carron as a mute witness to the forcible eviction of Highland families from the lands of Sutherland.

It was once the centre for worship attended by a weekly congregation of 200 drawn from many of the small communities in the area. In 1845 these people all disappeared within months. Before they emigrated to Canada, Australia and New Zealand, they gathered for the last time in Croick Church and scratched their names and comments on the east windows as a poignant reminder for future generations of their tragic circumstances, over which they had no control.

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