Applecross Bay

Outdoor Activities

Woodland walk

In Applecross and the surrounding area, walks for all levels of fitness are available from gentle strolls through the estate woodlands to more demanding walks over paths which were once the only means of accessing the coastal townships.

Recently, under the Applecross Landscape Partnership Scheme, many old paths which had fallen into disuse have been restored.

For the more adventurous, it is possible to climb in the back corries of Beinn Bhan, or the mountains of Torridon and Skye.


As Applecross has some of the most beautiful and sheltered inland and coastal waters of western Scotland, and the waters of the Inner Sound are warmed by the Gulf Stream, it is ideal as a base for sailing and kayaking.

From sea, it is possible to explore the cliffs, caves and sea lochs of the Inner Hebridean islands of Skye, Rassay and Rona. Local kayaking tuition, and sea tours are available from Mountain and Sea Guides, a company which has operated in the area for many years.

Boat trips are also available fromPoll Creadh in Applecross and from Portree on Skye.

Walking Group

Every Monday morning, Apple X Training provides guided walks suitable for all ages.  The walks start at the Walled Garden car park at 10:30 am and finish about 11:30 in time for morning coffee at the Walled Garden.  Longer guided walks and fitness training can be provided.



Sand Bay

For those who would rather simply relax by the sea, there is Sand, a beautiful sandy bay about five miles north of Applecross Bay overlooking the islands of Skye and Rassay.

In 2009, Sand was the location for the TV programme, Monty Halls Great Escape.

For those who prefer a more relaxed means of exploring the islands and coastline, boat trips leave from Poll Creadh. Tt is possible to charter a yacht to explore the beautiful northwest coast of Scotland from Torridon Yacht Charter based in Ardheslaig, who also provide bespoke skippered charters on Loch Torridon in a stylish Redbay Stormforce 650.

The rugged, rocky shore is ideal for sea angling, but you will need to watch your catch carefully, as otters inhabit the shoreline. There is also wild brown trout fishing in the hill lochans, most of which are off the beaten track and in beautiful surroundings.