NG7145 : Applecross, Applecross Bay - 1981

taken 37 years ago, near to Applecross, Highland, Great Britain

Applecross, Applecross Bay - 1981
Applecross, Applecross Bay - 1981
Applecross, Applecross Bay.
The Applecross peninsula is a peninsula in Wester Ross, Highland, on the west coast of Scotland. The name Applecross is at least 1300 years old and is not used locally to refer to the 19th century village with the pub and post office, lying on the small Applecross Bay, facing the Inner Sound, on the opposite side of which lies the Inner Hebridean island of Raasay.
This row of houses which is often referred to as 'Applecross', and is marked as Applecross on some maps, is actually called 'Shore Street' and is referred to locally just as 'The Street'. The name Applecross applies to all the settlements around the peninsula, including Toscaig, Culduie, Camusterrach, Milltown, Sand, 'The Street', Lonbain and many others. Applecross is also the name of the local estate and the civil parish, which includes Shieldaig and Torridon. The small River Applecross flows into the bay at Applecross.
Extremely isolated, Applecross was only accessible by boat until the early 20th century, and for many years after that the only road access was over one of Scotland's most notoriously treacherous roads, the Bealach na Ba (‘Pass of the Cattle’), which crosses the peninsula and reaches a maximum height of 626 m, below the 774 m high Sgùrr a' Chaorachain. The settlement is now connected via a winding coastal road which travels around the edge of the peninsula to Shieldaig and Torridon. The road skirts the shore of the Inner Sound and Loch Torridon.
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NG7145, 39 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
August 1981   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 15 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  Village, Rural settlement  Roads, Road transport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 7106 4515 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:26.3265N 5:48.9847W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 71150 45724
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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