Saturday, 27 October 2018

HIGHLAND ADVENTURE - NC500 ROUTE - DAY TWO

APPLECROSS TO ULLAPOOL


We started our second day by having breakfast at The Walled Garden, a cafe/restaurant set in a beautiful Victorian walled garden. Such a lovely location and great food if you need to refuel before you head back out on the roads.

The travel time to Ullapool from our accommodation in Applecross was just over 2 hours, however it took us 8 hours to complete. Purely because there is just spectacular view after spectacular view to enjoy and of course photograph.

If you are planning on completing the NC500, then perhaps you could split up this part of the route even further than we did, and stay halfway in between at Gairloch.

Take the coastal road out of Applecross as the views are fantastic, the road is a must see! Just be wary of the sheep and cows that wander freely on the roads as they obviously are in no rush to get anywhere.








We had hoped to visit the Torridon deer park but it appeared to be closed when we were passing so we carried on to Victoria Falls.

Victoria Falls is a waterfall that is situated beside Loch Maree, in my opinion it wasn’t as breathtaking as Rogie Falls but was pleasant all the same.






Gairloch was the first main fishing village we came across which has a very quaint harbour. I would have liked to have stayed here longer and taken a boat trip out to sea, as there was lots of companies offering whale watching expeditions.

However we were concerned at how much time it had taken us to cover very little distance thus far, so we decided to press on towards Gruinard Bay.

Gruinard Bay had a gorgeous beach were lots of visitors were exploring and walking their dogs. We decided to get out of the car here and stretch our legs,  and of course write our names in the sand!

If you are being braver than us on your NC500 trip then I would say this would be a beautiful spot to wild camp.












After we had finished our walk on the beach we jumped back in the car to make our way towards Falls of Measach or also known as Corrieshalloch Gorge.

As the name would suggest, this waterfall plummets straight down 60 metres (196ft)  into the gorge. You can actually walk straight over the gorge across a wooden suspension bridge (not for the faint hearted, especially if you're not keen on heights!)

That being said I would highly recommend a visit as it really is yet another breathtaking view. Once we had taken all the photos we could stomach, we continued on for our final leg to Ullapool.




We had a reservation at the harbour house (a lovely B&B overlooking Loch Broom.) We checked in and dumped our bags, ready to head down to the harbour in search of our fish and chip supper!




I hope you enjoyed hearing about day two of our trip, and have loved the photos as much as we do!
Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for day three of our adventure! As always thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog posts, it's very much appreciated! 

Lots of Love
Natasha
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