13 May 2012

Applecross for lunch

Had a great day out to Applecross on Friday, one of those start in rain and end up in sunshine days (we get them the other way round too!)
Applecross is one of those “must do” days, if you are staying at The Lodge.
The scenery is spectacular from start to finish, especially over the Bealach na Bà, the highest mountain pass in the UK.

Single track, steep hills and hairpin bends

But the views make it worth the effort

When you arrive there are two award winning places to eat, the Applecross Inn and the Potting Shed Cafe and Restaurant. The Inn is about, fresh as can be, pub grub with great service and surroundings, inside or out. The Potting Shed Cafe and Restaurant is superb using their home grown veg and herbs from their own walled garden plus locally sourced fish, shellfish, lamb beef and venison. On top of that they do home baking to die for! We can’t fault either though today we chose the Inn. 

The Applecross Inn

Great surroundings inside.....

or out.

When you are there you can visit the location, just a couple of miles north of the village, where the BBC series “Monty Halls Great Escape” was filmed.

The beach and views are fabulous,

the bothy is still there and you can walk across the beach, wander in and look around.

(No Rubens though!)

The alternative, just enjoy the whole beach by yourself!

From there you can take the longer route back along the coast for even more varied scenery or return home the way you came, over the pass. A cracking day out!

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