Ross & Cromarty War Memorials

 

APPLECROSS - More Info

For some of us the name 'Applecross' conjures up the spectacular Bealach nam Bo (Pass of the Cattle in gaelic), said to be reminiscent of Swiss mountain passes. As the road sign below states, it is not for some classes of transport. It has the greatest ascent of any road in the UK, rising from sea-level to 2054 feet (626m) and has a gradient of 20% (1 in 5) in places.

An example of the impressive hairpin bends to be found on the road.

A map showing the remoteness of Applecross in Wester Ross.
It is 68 miles (109Km) from Dingwall, via the A890.

(Left) The road sign at the low end of the Pass giving due notice which should be taken seriously.
. (Right) Clachan Church built on the site of St Maelruabh's monastery (643 AD) of which nothing has survived.

The entrance to the Walled Garden

A delightful picture of more of the garden and also the Potting Shed and Cafe..

More of the Walled Garden which also includes Meconopsis betonicifolia (Himalayan Poppy) and a lot more.

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