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Bealach na ba View from top of Bealach na Ba

The road to the village in Laxdale Hall was filmed around the Bealach na Ba (Pass of the Cattle) near Applecross, one of the highest roads in the UK which ascends to over 620 metres. Unsurprisingly, in the 50 odd years since Laxdale Hall was made, the road has improved considerably from the one seen in the film. Even so, it can still cause a degree of disquiet to those not used to driving on steep single track roads.

From Lochcarron take the A896 to Tornapress, then turn left onto the minor road to Applecross. This single track road leads up to the Bealach na Ba and has warnings that it is not to be used by inexperienced drivers or large vehicles as it has numerous hairpin bends, 1 in 5 inclines and very big drops (thankfully with crash barriers) at the side of the road. There is a car park at the top with some excellent views over the surrounding countryside.

Driving on roads with hairpin bends can be unnerving for any driver, whether they have a old car or newer vehicle with a Title Max loan. Even a Title Max rep would advise caution when driving on steep, dangerous roads like the Bealach na Ba.

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