Applecross Mountain & Sea Guides
Mike Arkley and staff offer a range of great activities including local kayaking & gorge walking.
Landscape photography courses based from the Applecross Photographic Gallery. Sunset and short workshops for guests already in the area and longer all-inclusive workshops available. Please enquire in the Gallery, which is situated 1.5 miles to the South of the Inn, for more info and to book. Check out Jack's facebook page, link above for more information.
There are a range of great local walks, both long and short, challenging and not so. These cover our wonderful beaches and hills along with the Applecross Estate.
Go Flora & Fauna spotting
We are very lucky in Applecross to be surrounded by a beautiful natural environment which is home to a plethora of flora and fauna. Try and spot a native wild animal, e.g. Red deer, eagles, otters, seals, dolphins. Once here you can see our wildlife book in the bar for other's experiences or ask our staff for their top tips!
Go to the Beach
Even in our sometimes inclement weather the beach can offer an invigorating way to spend some time. We have 3 main options within the village, Arbain and Corrieghille near Ardubh which are unusual in that they are white shell beach (coral) rather than sand, 'the head of the Bay' which is a mixture of sand and shale and Sand beach which is a beautiful stretch of sand with a dune. Arbain/Corrieghillie lie 2.5 miles South of the Inn along the main road then it is a track path for about a mile. The head of the bay is about a 10 minute walk along from the Inn, to the North. The Sand beach is approximately 7 miles North of the Inn on our coast road. It can be reached by the main road or by a spectacular hill path, refer to the walking information referred to above.
For the Children
In addition to the 26,000 hectares which make up the Applecross peninsula where children can explore and play, we also have a couple of playparks for the wee ones. One is situated at the Village Hall, about 1 mile south of the Inn and the second is situated at the campsite, just outside the Flower Tunnel. The Estate also offers accessible native woods to enjoy around the Walled Garden.
Weekly badminton sessions are held in the Village Hall, about 1 mile south of the Inn. Check local noticeboards for details. Join the locals for some friendly competition!
Local personal trainer Sarah McCowan offers one to one training or group sessions in the village. Please check out her website and contact Sarah directly if you are interested.
Places of Interest
Broch & Barns
Situated behind the Applecross campsite. The barns have recently been done up with the addition of a beautiful thatched round house!
Situated beside the historic Clachan Church, approximately 1.5 North of the Inn, the centre provides a wealth of information and shares knowledge about the historical and cultural aspects of Applecross. Run with the invaluable help of a small group of local volunteers, the heritage centre is a must visit to gain an insight into the past and more recent history of our village. Also if you are interested in tracing your 'Appleross roots' this is a great place to start. The centre also hosts guest visitors over the summer including Margaret with her spinning wheel!
Situated approximately 1.5 miles to the North of the Inn is the beautiful and peaceful Clachan Church. The Church stands on the ancient site of St Maelrubha's church (673 AD), St Maelrubha, an Irish missionary founded the monastery of Applecross. The present church was built in 1817 and was sympathetically refurbished in 2003.
Situated approximately 7 miles North of the Inn, Sand beach is a lovely beach with a challenging sand dune which you can climb! It has more recently been made famous by Monty Hall and his Beachcombers Cottage series.
Applecross Estate Walled Garden
Situated approximately 1 mile North of the Inn, this beautiful example of a Victorian Walled Garden has been loving restored and re-invigorated by Jon and Elaine Glover with the support of the Applecross Estate since 2000. As well as the garden itself there is also a lovely cafe/restaurant and shop to relax in whilst enjoying the garden surroundings.