Na Ba or the "Pass of the Cattle" over to the village of
This route offers an opportunity for a visit to the remote
village of Applecross via a steep, switchback road over a high mountain
pass - the Bealach Na Ba or the "Pass
of the Cattle".
Photos of the Pass of the Cattle
Ross Coastal Trail route
the Wester Ross route
Video of driving
up the route
Enjoy driving a Memorable MG Route
Memorable MG Routes (or MMGRs) are not simply about the tactile pleasure
of driving the road, particularly in an MG, but they are also about
the interest along the route from the views on the road, places to
visit, sights to see and of course refreshment at tea shops and pubs!
Yes that is the theme of this series - a hedonistic approach to MG
motoring in all senses. More routes
Photos: Lorraine Noble-Thompson
T junction north of Achintee - turn left for Applecross
Start of the route over the Pass at Tornapress by Kishorn
the Applecross village via the Pass of the Cattle
When you are on the Wester
Ross Coastal Trail from Dornie (south of Kyle of Lochalsh)
to Ullapool, the route takes you alongside Loch Carron but at
the head of the loch there is a choice. After crossing the level
crossing at Achintee (on the rail lne from Inverness to Kyle)
there is a T junction on the A892 - see above. There you have
> turn right and go east which takes you some 20 miles
through the broad Strathcarron to a roundabout just before the
village of Achnasheen where you turn left on the A892 (the road
from Inverness) and head northwest for Kinlochewe and Gairloch
and then to Ullapool.
< turn left and go west through the village of Lochcarron
via Shieldaig, Upper Loch Torridon and Glen Torridon to Kinlochewe.
This route offers an opportunity for a visit to the remote village
of Applecross via a steep, switchback road over a high
mountain pass - the Bealach Na Ba or
of the Cattle".
photos of the route
Looking back to the route coming up to the Pass
Applecross Inn on Shore Street with views to Skye