With its wild beauty and rugged coastline, the remoteness of the Torridon area is one thing which attracts many people each year. Sometimes though, travelling from A to B can take quite a long time.
Did you know that it wasn’t until the 1950s that there was a proper tarmac road to Applecross via the Bealach na Ba, and the coastal route was only put in place in the 1970s? Before this, you could only visit the small hamlet via the sea. With this in mind, one of our instructors decided to make a special delivery of posters and flyers to Applecross the old fashioned way – by boat!
On Wednesday morning Jen set out with her paddling companion Kirsty, launching their sea kayaks into rough waters at the northern end of the Applecross peninsula. The large waves kept them on their toes, but they reached their destination in no time, thanks to the strong wind at their backs. A poster and flyers for the Torridon Mountain & Sea Festival were provided to local businesses.
Using a boat is still the only way to get to Rona, the destination for one of our Walking Festival routes. You can find out more about the festival here.