Applecross is an excellent location for coastal, mountain and forest walks, with a range of route lengths available to suit all levels of fitness and physical ability. The area's network of paths is being expanded and improved under the Partnership Scheme.
Routes range from leisurely strolls along sheltered woodland and river trails in the vicinity of Applecross House, to rigorous hikes, including the 9km trail up Applecross glen to the townships of Kenmore and Inverbain in the north of the peninsula. Paths from Applecross Bay to the exquisite Sand beach (ca. 3 miles), to the coral beaches between Ardban and Coillegille (ca. 1 mile), through Carnoch hazel woods and from Toscaig to the townships of Uags (4 miles return), or Airigh Drishaig (ca. 8 miles return) provide further popular outings.
All walks provide superb coastal and mountain panoramas with the striking landscapes of Skye and Raasay never far from view.There are also excellent opportunities for viewing wildlife such as golden eagles and otters. Many of the paths represent traditional transport routes of historic interest, and pass by sites of historic and archaeological importance.
A new guide to the scenic walks of Applecross has been developed under ALPS, and is available from all local outlets. It will shortly also be available for viewing/downloading from: http://www.visit-applecross.org/press.asp. An older version is available for viewing/downloading at: www.applecrosswalks.org.uk