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“hairpin bends” (47 reviews)
Loch Kishorn, Applecross, Scotland
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Reviewed April 6, 2017

Very nice place to drive through - definitely worth the time. And all the better if you have good weather instead of fog blocking your view and making it rather pointless to be there. So, check the weather before coming here.

Thank Michael L
Reviewed April 5, 2017 via mobile

This drive was amazing. Pictures will do it no justice. It is very tricky with incoming cars but passing areas make it possible. This is a definite see.

Thank Stacey P
Reviewed April 3, 2017

We took the journey from Applecross to Loch Kishorn so where on the outer edge of the road as we were reaching the summit (and there were some very inexperienced drivers on their way down). Yes it is a single track road with hair raising...More

Thank Thorbourne62
Reviewed April 3, 2017 via mobile

The road is exciting but anyone who is a confident drive can manage it. It's well worth it to see the views from the top and as part of a day out exploring the Applecross peninsula. We met a couple of camper vans but there...More

Thank Amy E
Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

You'd have to be paying a lot of attention to cross over the mountains this way - there's no room for error! But the views with which you're rewarded make it worth the effort. It's a stunning way to get to Applecross....but not for the...More

Thank Bauchope
Reviewed March 31, 2017 via mobile

If you love scenery coupled with a love of driving and the reward at the end great food this is the road for you. As you start to climb from Loch Carron although single track with passing places the veiws are stunning in good or...More

Thank Norma J
Reviewed March 28, 2017 via mobile

This is a hair raising drive, one that will likely require a change of underwear at the end. This is a steep, single track road with tight hairpin bends. However, it is well worth the trip for the absolutely stunningly beautiful scenery. We did the...More

Thank RSJ87
Reviewed March 27, 2017

This road is amazing, going up or down it takes your breath away. You may find yourself holding your breath at times! The view from the top is incredible. I don't envy the cyclists, of which there were a few. Brave souls.

Thank Bebeter
Reviewed March 16, 2017

This pass is a must do for bikers or keen motorists -tight and twisty with hairpins and spectacular views. It is not for the faint hearted especially in windy conditions, but the views and the sense of achievement make it well worthwhile

Thank David Sean T
Reviewed March 15, 2017

We stayed at Apple-cross, in the morning I decided to cycle up to the top of Bealach na Ba, it steep from the word go, started of the weather was nice but when I reached the summit it was blowing a gale and bucketing rain,...More

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Hi where is the best place for a b&b then travel around that area.?
January 11, 2017|
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Response from Karmahay | Reviewed this property |
Sheildaig is lovely and has a good pub and restaurant. Applecross is lovely too but I think its not a good base, unless you like the hairy drive on a regular basis! We stayed in a lodge in Achintraid, just outside of Kishorn... More
I am wondering whether we should do the NC500 clockwise or anti-clockwise - scenery wise is one better than the other. We have been places where if you approach from one direction the view unfolding in front of you is amazing whereas if you come from the other direction it is behind you as such. Don't want to make school boy error! Hope to do this over Easter period 2017. Thanks
November 5, 2016|
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Response from Andy F | Reviewed this property |
The only thing I can suggest is to do it twice and make up your own mind. It is fantastic both ways. Sorry I can't be anymore helpful
Has anyone done this in a VW T5 Transporter campervan? We have the 102bhp 2.0TDI diesel. It's handled both the Honister and Hardknott/Wrynose passes in the Lakes, so just wondering if the 1 in 20 bits on here will present any real problems. Cheers in advance for replies/help.
June 26, 2016|
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Response from Michael K | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I don't know enough about sizes of camper vans . I would advise you to contact either the applecross inn or the caravan site , as they will be very helpfull.onsaying that the coast road is also awesome and also mostly... More