Day One FROM Inverness (we can accommodate your needs reaching and staying in Inverness). Head west through Beauly, Muir of Ord, Contin & Strathpeffer, after a drive of just under two hours, you will find yourself at the Bealach na Bà (Gaelic for Pass of the Cattle). This drive has tight hairpin bends and gradients that approach 20%. The historic pass through the mountains from Applecross boasts the greatest ascent of any road climb in the UK, rising from sea level at Applecross to 626 metres (2,054 ft), and is the third highest road in Scotland. Take care but enjoy. For lunch, why not stop at the Applecross Inn? Continue along this stunning route and enjoy the amazing views over to Skye and the Hebrides. You will stay for the night on the edge of Loch Torridon, full luxury or the Torridon Inn.