Bealach Ratagain

Although not appearing in Hamish Macbeth the views from this hill above Loch Duich are stunning. In addition you can see the spot where Alex has a meeting with fate in "Radio Lochdubh" (series two) on the other side of the Loch - indicated by the arrow on the photo below.
View over Loch Duich

LocationArea Map
 Bealach Ratagain, near Shiel Bridge
Map reference
 Landranger Sheet 33 NG 909 201
Distance from Plockton
 around 20 miles
 spacerFrom Plockton take the road to Durinish and go straight on to Balmacara, passing by Durinish and Balmacara Square. You will eventually reach the main A87 road where you should turn left and continue on for a couple of miles (passing the location used for the interior of the Stag Bar) and after a few more miles the turnoff to the A890 - the road which appears in "More than a Game" and the turnoff to Avernich which appears in "In search of a rose". location map
 spacerCarry on past the turnoff for Loch Long. After a few more miles you will pass the turnoff to Carr Brae. Carry on past this and also the Kintail Lodge Hotel. When you reach Shiel Bridge take the turnoff on the right to Glenelg and the Skye Ferry.
 spacerFollow the increasingly steep single track road up to the Bealach Ratagain. There is a car park on the right near a sharp bend which has the best views along Loch Duich and the Glen Shiel mountains. Alternatively there is another car park further up the hill on the right.

View up Glen Shiel

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