Wester Ross

Northern Scotland: Wester Ross

No place worth going is easy to get to
Head north from Plockton into Wester Ross before heading to Orkney or Inverness

The Torridon Mountains are composed of red and brown sandstone about 1 billion years old sitting on Lewisian Gneiss up to 3 billion years old, the oldest rock in Europe. Particularly striking is Beinn Eighe topped with Cambrian quartz which shines silver.
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Visit Inverewe Gardens

A lush, sub-tropical-style, oasis perched on a peninsula at the edge of Loch Ewe amid the rugged landscape of Wester Ross,
Plants flourish here, despite the northerly latitude, thanks to the warm currents of the Gulf Stream. And yes those are actual palm trees!
caledonian forest
See first hand the conservation work to protect and expand the remnants of ancient scots pine forest
Corrieshalloch gorge
Corrieshalloch Gorge

Loch Maree considered by many to be the most beautiful loch in the highlands
Loch Maree
Loch Maree plaque

Applecross Peninsula

bealach na ba sign
Fasten your seatbelts for a 2053 foot climb through Bealach na Ba (pass of the Cattle) carved by a glacier on the Applecross Peninsula. The top has to be one of the best viewpoints in Scotland

From here you can see the Outer Hebrides, the whole of Skye and the islands of the Inner Hebrides.
Bealach na ba
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