Thursday, 9 June 2016

Day 7 - Applecross to Poolewe

Monday 6th June

We enjoyed out short stay at Applecross but had to leave today. We set off at about 10.30 and followed the coast road north from Applecross around the peninsula. This must be one of the most scenic roads in Britain. It follows close to the coast for 20 miles or so with views out to Raasay, Skye and Rona.

Applecross traffic jam
Looking towards Raasay and Skye
On the road to Shieldag
On the road to Sheildag
Kenmore hamlet

View of the Loch at Kenmore
We stopped for a cuppa in the tiny village of Kenmore before continuing on to Shieldag where we did some essential shopping and watched the seals playing in the loch. The route soon left the coast and traversed the length of Glen Torridon. The Liathach and Beinn Eighe mountains dominated the route.
After passing through Kinlochewe we travelled along the side of Loch Maree. We stopped to have lunch by the loch with lovely views. We crossed back to the coast at Gairloch and on to Poolewe. We had decided to wild camp that night so searched for a suitable spot along the Poolewe to Cove minor road. We investigated an area next to a slipway but decided to carry on, and we were glad that we did. We found a superb beachside area of common land where we able to park up with magnificent views for the princely sum of £5 in the honesty box!
Lunch stop at Loch Maree

Resting at the site between Poolewe and Cove

The view from Morag!

We took Button for a long walk along the beach and had a barbecue in the warm evening sunshine.
Barbecue in the sun

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