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Applecross, Loch Carron & Wild Highlands Tour from Inverness

4.9 / 5

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Applecross, Loch Carron & Wild Highlands Tour from Inverness

Activity provider: Timberbush Tours

From US$ 58.70 per person

Enjoy a day exploring the scenic beauty of the Northern Highlands and travel to one of the most remote spots in Scotland; Applecross. See spectacular scenery and experience the breathtaking Applecross peninsula.

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Duration 10 hours
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  • Visit the Applecross peninsula
  • Take in the breathtaking views across Loch Carron
  • Travel on Britains third highest road
  • Watch for wildlife at the Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve
Full description
Depart Inverness early in the morning and begin your tour crossing the beautifully scenic Black Isle and stopping in the village of Lochcarron. Enjoy the views across Loch Carron and perhaps pick up a bite to eat, before you continue on to Achintraid. The small village enjoys views over Loch Kishorn and a breathtaking mountain range on the opposite shore. Continue your journey, climbing upwards through dramatic landscape over the Bealach na Ba (Gaelic for Pass of the Cattle). Pause for photos at the summit of the third highest road in Britain at over 2000 feet, so be ready for those breathtaking views across Raasay and the Isle of Skye. Begin your descent to Applecross village, located on a beautiful bay and full of natural wildlife, perfect for nature lovers. Look out for otters, red kites, deer and perhaps pine martens. Stop here and enjoy plenty of time to explore the village. Begin your return journey to Inverness, driving along the banks of Loch Torridon, 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. Travel on through Shieldaig and Kinlochewe and homeward bound to Inverness.
  • Driver-guide
  • Meals and entry to attractions
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Stance 6, Inverness Bus Station, Margaret Street, Inverness, IV1 1LT

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • There is a small amount of walking involved, so please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • This tour departs in all weather, so please bring waterproof clothing or an umbrella
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 16 reviews

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We had a wonderful day on the tour. Chris our driver/guide was top class, very knowledgeable and informative. He went out of his way to ensure our day was one we will never forget. The scenery was breathtaking and were you to ask me if you should go on this tour my answer would be “don’t miss it, you’ll have a day you’ll never forget”.

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September 26, 2020

Great trip especially all the extensive information given by the tour guide Marita. Thank you a lot for that! Things to consider: maybe it's worth adding more nature walking, experiencing it first handed instead of mostly from the seat of the minicoach? The only times you go outside are short breaks for taking a scenic panoramic pictures/lunch/toilet and one short episode when you can watch salmon jumping up the stream (if you are lucky to notice them)

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August 20, 2019

The most beautiful tour, you can not get out of amazement :)

The weather was good, we happy little funny group, driver and tour guide Ryan made many nice photo stops for us and talked a lot ... Green hills, one hole after the other, so much nature, green, green, green. Scotland as you imagine it and you wish you had a small cottage here :) Just wonderful.

July 12, 2019

Product ID: 190020