4 Night Tour Arisaig, Applecross, Gairloch, Fort William

Day 1

From Four Seasons Campers (Loch Lomond Base) head north on the A82 through Glencoe and continue towards Fort William then past Neptunes Staircase on the A830 towards Arisaig and Mallaig. The road runs parallel to the Jacobite Steam train railway line made famous in Harry Potter as the route the Hogwarts Express took. Turn off the A830 at Arisaig where there are an abundance of campsites and beautiful beaches that look towards the Inner Hebridean Islands of Eigg and Rhum.

Things to see and do:
• Stop at pretty village of Luss on Loch Lomond
• Enjoy ‘healthy’ fish and chips from The Real Food Café in Tyndrum
• Neptunes Staircase -series of canal locks that link the Caledonian Canal to the open sea and is well worth a visit. Watch Scandinavian yachts passing o the beautiful West Coast and Inner Hebrides.
• Glenfinnan Monument erected in memory of Jacobite rising and men who fought for Prince Charlie’s cause and the Glenfinnan Viaduct – a great engineering construction
• Jacobite West Highland Line made famous in the Harry Potter films by Hogwarts Express
• Stop at Loch Leven Seafood Café http://www.lochlevenseafoodcafe.co.uk/ for seafood (highly recommended by other customers!) 4 miles north east of Ballahulish Bridge for amazing oysters, scallops and langoustines

Campsite: Arisaig Sunnyside Campsite

Time to travel Four Seasons Campers to Arisaig 3 hours

Day 2

From Arisaig head 4 miles north to Mallaig where you can get a ferry over to the Isle of Skye. The ferry to Skye takes you to Armadale. Then continue north to Strathcarron and Applecross.

Things to see and do:
• Eilean Donan Castle by Dornie
• Plockton for lunch at The Plockton Hotel or Plockton Inn
• Or stop at Kishorn Seafood at Strathcarron
• Bealach Café and Gallery is also recommended for lunch or baking
• Coral Beach by Applecross – 50 minute walk from car park and well worth it!
• Supper at Applecross Inn….not to be missed…amazing seafood and atmosphere!
• The Junction Café at Applecross also nice

Campsite: Applecross Campsite

Time to travel Arisaig to Applecross 3 hours

Day 3

Continue north to Shieldaig and onto Torridon then head east to Kinlochewe and north up the A832 along Loch Maree and onto Gairloch where there are some great beaches to stop at.

Things to see and do:

• Visit Inverewe Gardens – a lush, sub-tropical style garden perched on a peninsula at Loch Ewe. If like gardens then aim to do 2 visits as so much to see over 2 days. Lovely café
• Russian artic convoy museum at Altbea
• WW2 North Atlantic convoy sites on Loch Ewe
• Solas Gallery – Gairloch

Campsite: Sands Caravan and Camping – Gairloch

Time to travel Applecross to Gairloch 1 hour 40mins

Day 4

Continue round the coast to the Ullapool road and head south to Inverness and head south down the A82 past Loch Ness and Fort Augustus to Fort William.

Things to do and see:
• Inverness Castle
• Aurorabearealis http://www.aurorabearealis.co.uk/ just north of Kessock Bridge at Inverness – Arts and Craft Studio
• Watch the boats go through the locks at Fort Augustus on the Caledonian Canal
• Visit Drumnadrochit for Nessie experience
• Visit Urquhart Castle

Campsite: Glen Nevis Campsite- by Fort William

Time to travel Gairloch to Fort William 3 hour 10 mins

Day 5

Time to travel Fort William to Four Seasons Campers (Loch Lomond Base) 2 hour 15 mins