“A lovely day for winter” – in summer

Ascent of Beinn Bhan 896m (2939ft), Applecross

On our drive over the Bealach na Ba we gazed across at the magnificent southern flanks of Beinn Bhan. It is a prominent hill, the largest by far on the Applecross peninsular, but is relatively untrodden since it is not a Munro – missing the ‘magic’ height of 914m by only 20 metres.

As I mentioned in a previous post Neil and I were enjoying a visit to Applecross to accompany our friend, Freddie and his mate who are backpacking coast to coast, Applecross to Beauly, by the high route. We spent Friday night at the well-appointed camp site in Applecross and decided to walk with them today as they took in Beinn Bhan before they headed east.
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Heading over Bealach na Bà

Tomorrow I’m meeting my friend, Freddie and his mate, Lance off the train at Inverness station and driving over to Kishorn and over the Bealach na Bà (Pass of the Cattle) to Applecross. The Bealach is the UK’s biggest road climb at 2053ft (626m) from sea level in just 6 miles (10k). Neil and I are just going for a weekend jaunt, but Freddie and Lance are backpacking coast to coast and heading back to the sea at the Beauly Firth. Others are going with Freddie, but he and his mate are doing a high route, while the others are doing a lower route.
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