Leaving Inverness your driver-guide will introduce to the capital of the Highlands, passing the city’s highlights before beginning your journey west.
You’ll cross over the Kessock Bridge onto the Black Isle, not black nor an island but full of beautiful scenery and interesting history. We’ll then head towards the sea loch, Loch Carron and stop in a pretty village, of the same name, which perches on the loch’s banks.
Then it’s time for the dramatic climb up Bealach Na Ba, a road engineered similarly to those through the great mountain passes in the Alps, the top reaches over 2000ft above sea level! You’ll be able to take in views of the Island of Raasay and spot Skye as we stop to take photographs.
Our lunchtime stop will be at the beautiful and peaceful Apple Cross Walled Garden. We’ll spend ample time here, offering the option to eat at the Potting Shed café and restaurant with food sourced from the garden itself. Or bring a picnic and explore the surrounding area; keep an eye out for local deer and highland cows!
We’ll then drive along the banks of Loch Torridon, stopping in Shieldaig, a fishing village, to take in views of the loch and Shieldaig Island densely populated with mature Scots Pine. Then you’ll travel through Britain’s first National Nature Reserve, Beinn Eighe. You will pass spectacular mountain peaks and ancient pine woods, and keep an eye out you may even spot a golden eagle!
Kinlochewe, another village nestled amongst the mountains will offer a chance to stretch your legs close to Loch Maree, one of Scotland’s most scenic lochs.
Your whole day is full of incredible scenery and your driver-guide will stop often so you can take it in and snap as many photographs as possible.