Walks introduction

A range of low level and hill walks are available on the Applecross peninsula. Within the Policy Woodland of Applecross House and within sight of the bay, numerous short walks provide a wonderful insight into the areaís natural environment.

This network of paths has been expanded and upgraded under a Heritage Lottery Fund Landscape Partnership Scheme started in 2010. Along with a range of funders, the Applecross Trust continues to improve the quality of paths and to create Ďaccess for allí routes.

Most of the longer, hill paths were built as routes between the different crofting townships prior to the building of the north coast road in the 1970s and are in regular use for recreational purposes.

Access to Applecross is by the spectacular Bealach na Ba road or, alternatively, by the north coast road close to the sea with stunning views across to Skye and Raasay.

Scenery includes magnificent hills, wide moorland vistas, extensive woodland and miles of coastal sands, shingle and rock.

Wildlife is abundant featuring birds, red deer and smaller mammals as well as coastal and marine species. Activities on and around the estate are varied, there are choices of eating places, a shop and post office, a petrol station plus a network of walks and footpaths ranging from a gentle hourís stroll along the river to a day across the hills in hiking boots.

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