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Postby HighlandMX5 » Fri Nov 26, 2004 8:59 pm


For anyone who fancies a heart-stopping weekend drive, there is a fantastic road in and out of Applecross, it's a terrific hill-climb, a cracking drop, and a lovely pub at the end which does an excellent lunch. It'll will certainly blow the cobwebs off your 5 (and the driver!)

Not sure about accomodation there. There is a campsite, and I think the pub does B&B, but I'm not sure...

Worth a drive though!!

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Postby CharlesK » Sat Nov 27, 2004 10:07 am

It is worth doing the round trip on this route from Achnasheen- the A890 and A896 to Kishorn then the "hill climb" over the Bealach na-ba to the Applecross Inn for excellent lunch. It is a complete change of scenery if you head back out the coastal route via Fearnmore to Sheildaig to pick up the A896 and then the A832 back to Achnasheen. We usually continue on to Garve and then the A835 to Ullapool
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Postby mgrays » Sat Nov 27, 2004 8:48 pm

Applecross Inn is very good food .... crumbling but OK rooms. Did a 3-4 days there November last year. Interesting walk out to the end of the dead end; all the teleworkers cars parked up in the morning at the community centre (and not bad cars...).. and 4-5 mail boxes .. and each with a slightly different time so the mail van technically has to make about 3 trips to pick up the mail!.. but why that many mail boxes in 3 miles? Road is interesting but not brilliant as you cannot see so far ahead to belt it... but then go to the Alps for real Alpine roads!
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Postby kevham » Sat Nov 27, 2004 11:41 pm

Yes - this is a good run - although I agree with MGS that you can't get the foot down. Did the route with some MX5 club friends from London a couple of years back.

But you have to watch out for trucks coming the other way :shock:

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Postby BillB » Sun Nov 28, 2004 3:11 pm

Unfortunately, we have not been on that road (or, in fact, any road) in our MX-5 for many, many months now. The car has not moved a wheel for ages.

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Postby DouglasH » Sun Dec 05, 2004 12:00 am

Agree with all of the above but seldom have I come across anything other than the odd car, although its three or four years since Linda & I last drove it, normally road is like this most of the way....
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