I have no words to describe the beauty of this walk- you need to experience it for yourself. A linear walk from Kenmore to Applecross, this is an ancient path that cuts across the hills, this walk is described as a 'coffin walk' as it was the route taken by the clans to bring their dead to the Clachlan in Applecross. You do need to be reasonably fit and not have a fear of heights, the path can be narrow in places with a good drop on one side. I'd advise leaving a car at The Walled Garden- the last mile back to the Inn can be the longest!
As this is a linear walk, i'd advise leaving a car at one end, you can do the walk twice! If you ask in the Inn someone may be kind enough to drive you round or depending on time of day and the flow of customers at the Inn a member of the team will drive your car back for you after dropping you off. Please ensure you have checked the weather conditions and you have all the appropriate equipment with you.
Drive out of Applecross using the Coast Road, cross over the river, past the church out of the village. As you drive out towards Kenmore, you'll pass Sand Bay and the MOD base, through some small villages Lonbain, Cuaig & Arrina.
Finding the path can be a little tricky, as it is just outside of Kenmore village. You'll pass a small hamlet Arrina- Arinacrinachd (Rowan Cottage may be sign posted) follow the road as it curves around the coast, the wooden sign post for the Kenmore walk is around 1 mile after Arrina and will be on your right handside. If you see the Applecross Smokehouse- you've gone to far.
The path is very well defined as it cuts through the heather and moorlands. try not to stray too far from the path as it is very easy to get lost. As you make your way back towards Applecross you'll pass some beautiful Lochs, the first being Bhraighaig, second Loch na Caorach, third Loch Gaineamhach.
Cross over a small river Alltan Fail and then another Allt na h-Airighe Riabhaich, you'll follow this river for about 1 1/2 miles as it makes it's way down the glen and joins the River Applecross- this is were the path can scare those who have a fear of heights!
Keep following the path as it makes it's way down through the Great Glen on the Applecross estate, you may encounter the famous Applecross estate Highland cows (Coo's) here. They are usually pretty laid back but do be careful if they have calves with them. Exit via the gate, Hatfield House will be on your right, you'll have the river on your left and fields on your right.
Follow the tarmac drive throught the estate, you can either carry on walking on the tarmac towards the Coast Road, turning left at the end to make your way back to the Inn. Or take the road to the left, cross over the bridge and past the Deer House, estate cottages and past Applecross house - two choices at this point, keep walking along the drive for the house back towards the Inn or take a left and visit The Walled Garden for coffee & cake, be warned it's very difficult to get going again once you've stopped!
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Edited: 9th August 2019. The details of this listing may have changed, and though the Driving with Dogs team do our best to confirm the accuracy of every listing, we cannot guarantee that the details are fully up to date and accurate. If you know that any aspect of this listing is incorrect, please suggest an edit to let us know.