Bealach na Ba (Pass of the Cattle) - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Bealach na Ba (Pass of the Cattle)
Bealach na Bà is a winding single track road through the mountains of the Applecross peninsula, in Wester Ross in the Scottish Highlands. The historic mountain pass was built in 1822 and is engineered similarly to roads through the great mountain passes in the Alps, with very tight hairpin bends that switch back and forth up the hillside and gradients that approach 20%. The name is Scottish Gaelic for Pass of the Cattle, as it was historically used as a drovers' road.
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Eilean Donan is a small tidal island where three sea lakes meet. Eilean Donan Castle which frequently appears in photographs, film and television dominates the island. The castle was founded in the thirteenth century, and became a stronghold of the Clan Mackenzie and their allies the Clan MacRae. A footbridge connects the island to the mainland.
23.04km from Bealach na Ba (Pass of the Cattle)
Liathach is a mountain in the Torridon Hills. At a height of 3,461 feet (1,055 m), it lies in the Northwest Highlands of Scotland. When seen from the roadside below, its slopes appear to rise up in a series of near vertical rocky terraces. The traverse of the hill including both of its peaks is a challenging expedition; the intervening ridge is for the most part a series of rocky pinnacles. There are few places on the ridge for descent, so once committed, the hiker has little choice but to compl
25.89km from Bealach na Ba (Pass of the Cattle)
Beinn Eighe is a complex mountain massif in the Torridon area of Wester Ross in the Highlands of Scotland. It forms a long ridge with many spurs and summits, and it has a cap of Cambrian basal quartzite which gives the peaks of Beinn Eighe a distinctive light color. Its complex topography has made it popular with both hikers and climbers.
30.67km from Bealach na Ba (Pass of the Cattle)
The Storr is a rocky hill on the Trotternish peninsula of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. The hill presents a steep rocky eastern face and gentler grassy slopes to the west. The area in front of the cliffs of the Storr is known as the Sanctuary. This has a number of weirdly shaped rock pinnacles, the remnants of ancient landslips. Most day-trippers wander around the Sanctuary, admiring the pinnacles and gazing up at the Storr's eastern cliffs. Walkers can easily ascend to the summit as well. The S
Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls
35.72km from Bealach na Ba (Pass of the Cattle)
The spectacular 55 metres (180 ft) tall sea-cliffs of Kilt Rock are made of dolerite rock strata in many different colours. Kilt Rock boasts a dramatic waterfall- Mealt Falls, created from the outflow of Loch Mealt. Mealt Falls plummets from the top of the cliffs to the rock-laden coast below.
37.98km from Bealach na Ba (Pass of the Cattle)
The Fairy Pools are a natural waterfall in Glen Brittle on the Isle of Skye. The pools are a vivid blue and are a popular place for wild swimmers who brave the cold waters. The habitat of the Fairy Pools hosts a variety of animals, such as red deer, rabbits, and sheep.
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Highland is a council area in the Scottish Highlands and is the largest local government area in the United Kingdom. Though relatively populous for a Scottish council area, it is also sparsely populated. At 9.0 per km2 in 2012, the population density is less than one seventh of Scotland's as a whole.