Located in Wester Ross, Applecross peninsula is one of the landscape gems of Scotland. It lies to the south of Torridon, north of Kyle of Lochalsh, with the islands of Raasay, Rona and Skye to the west. There are only two overland access routes to the townships of the peninsula: by the Bealach na Ba, or by the coast road from Shieldaig.
At 626m (2,053 feet) above sea level, the imposing Bealach na Ba is the highest road pass in Scotland, and with precipitous drops and a number of tight hairpin bends is not for those of a nervous disposition. There is a 7.5 tonne weight restriction on this road.The coast route offers an alternative approach, and provides panoramic views over Loch Torridon to the Torridon Mountains including Beinn Aligan and Liathach.
Just travelling to Applecross is a pleasure, with spectacular scenery whatever approach is made, with one of the highlights being the view from the top of the pass to the Cuillins of Skye.
Applecross is only two hours drive (80 miles) from Inverness Airport and Railway Station: A9 - A835 - A832 - A890 - A896 until Tornapress, where the turn off to the Applecross pass is signposted. Find the directions here
Please support the community owned filling station in Applecross by buying your fuel there when you visit. The filling station is run by volunteers on a not for profit basis; it is fully automated and open 24 hours a day seven days a week. Sales are by card only. We rely on the support of visitors to Applecross to ensure the continued viability of the filling station.
By public transport
A rail link to Strathcarron is available on the west coast line.