Lochcarron, Shieldaig, Applecross and Torridon
Your tour starts at Strathcarron railway station on the Inverness to Kyle of Lochcalsh line.
We visit the village of Lochcarron and then travel to the village of Applecross over the Bealach na Ba, the Pass of the Cattle - climbing from sea level to 2, 053 feet with dramatic views across the Inner Sound to the Isle of Raasay and the Cuillins on the Isle of Skye.
We continue north around the coast to Shieldaig with magnificent views across to the islands of Raasay, Rona and Skye. After rounding the northern tip of the peninsula, the views change and we can now see the superb mountain scenery of the Torridon hills.
We now head inland through the Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve and Glen Docherty to Achnasheen to meet your train back to Invreness (rail tickets not included).
Tour takes five hours and can be amended to suit your requirements.
You begin your tour by catching the train from Inverness at 08. 55 to Strathcarron station arriving at 10. 47 were I shall meet you We then enjoy a scenic drive along the shore of Loch Carron and up over the famous Bealach na Ba (Pass of the cattle) climbing to over 2000 feet seeing spectacular mountain views eventually dropping down to the village of Applecross. Next we continue along the coast road to Sheildaig then on to the soaring Torridon mountains returning via Ben Eighe nature reserve and Glen Docherty to Achnasheenin time for you to catch the 15. 01 train back to Inverness
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 6 hours
You will get the train from Inverness to Strathcarron on the Kyle of Lochalsh line were I shall meet you to begin the tour. The vehicle used will be a Highland Council licensed 2018 Ford Transit minibus air conditioned with leather seating for up to eight passengers, complete with microphone linked to speaker system
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 GBP - Train fare and lunch
I do not accompany you inside castles distillery etc but will give you an insight as to what to look out for and give directions to entry points
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John was absolutely marvellous. We missed our train and he accommodated us. When we arrived we thought we were going to do one thing and he had us for another tour, but he switched it for us without any complaint. He was very knowledgeable on the history. The vehicle was perfect to what we wanted. He was very courteous. I would hire him again in a heart beat. Thank you very much John for making our trip to the Isle of Skye perfect.