Ullapool to Dornie via Applecross and Isle of Skye
RP 21. Bealach na Ba Viewpoint (Applecross Pass)
This route briefly visits the magical Isle of Skye, the hotel at Dornie is conveniently situated just 10 minutes away from the Skye Bridge allowing you to extend your visit to Skye. The Eilean Donan Castle that has starred in many films and can be seen from the hotel. Perhaps the most well known film being: James Bond – The World is Not Enough (1999) where the castle was used as a secret MI6 base. If you intend to use the full route and visit Skye, I advise an early start as there are many places that you will want to stop for photo's.
The landscape along this route is breathtakingly beautiful and none more so than the iconic Applecross Pass (Bealach na Bà) at RP 21. The road leading to and over Applecross, or the Bealach na Bà is considered as one of best riding routes in the UK. Bealach na Bà, translates from Gaelic as Pass of the Cattle, it was used in earlier days to drive cattle from Applecross and other surrounding settlements. It is single track road that was built in 1822 that twists and turns as it climbs and descends the mountain and is considered to be one of the most challenging rides in Scotland. This area is prone to heavy mist and can be dangerous in low visibility conditions. It has a well-deserved reputation for being dangerous and can be extremely challenging. The best times for riding Bealach na Bà are generally between late April and June and early September to late October.

At RP 25 you have a choice to turn right visiting the Isle of Skye or left to check into your hotel.
Crossing over the Skye Bridge and hugging the coast along the shores of sea lochs, you will instantly feel the magic and beauty of Skye. This route visits the road to Glenbrittle, possibly the best scenic road on the Isle of Skye. Throughout the few miles from Carbost to Glen Brittle your attention will increasingly be drawn to the ever more striking mass of the Cuillin Hills ahead of you. This ferocious range of mountains, by far the most challenging for climbing in Scotland, have a jagged greyness that seems completely out of place in its green island setting. On reaching the shore of Loch Brittle and after a coffee from the campsite cafe, the route leaves the island on the same roads giving you a completely different perspective of the stunning scenery as you head towards your hotel. I would suggest spending a whole day exploring more of this mystical and mythical land but if time is short, this 3 hour section will give you a good flavour of what the Isle has to offer.

The landscape with it's breathtaking views are why I have awarded 5***** stars for this route.
RP 5. Loch Glascarnoch Dam
Eilean Donan Castle.
Useful links:
The Royal Hotel, Ullapool
The Dornie Hotel

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Starting from and returning to Harwich ferry port, this tour follows the east coast of England up to the Highlands of Scotland and returns via the Lake District. It visits 6 of the UK's national parks and explores 2 islands and visits 2 James Bond 007 film locations.

Daily highlights.
Day 1, Harwich to Wells Next the Sea:
Southwold lighthouse, Cromer Crab lunch and sleeping on a Dutch barge.

Day 2, Wells Next the Sea to Middlesbrough:
Royal Sandringham Estate, Humber Bridge, a lap of Oliver's Mount, North York Moors National Park, Whitby Abbey the inspiration for Dracula.

Day 3, Middlesbrough to Dundee:
Tees Transporter Bridge, Angel of the North, Bamburgh Castle, Holy Island of Lindisfarne.

Day 4, Dundee to Inverness:
Cairngorms National Park, Balmoral Castle, Whisky Distilleries.

Day 5, Inverness to Ullapool:
Exceptional Landscapes, Falls of Shin, Loch Drumbeg Viewpoint, Kylesku Bridge.

Day 6, Ullapool to Dornie:
Kinlochewe viewpoint, Applecross Pass, Isle of Skye.

Day 7, Dornie to Keswick:
Eilean Donan Castle (007), Glencoe Pass, Glen Etive (007), Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

Day 8, Keswick to Kendal:
A tour of the Lake District National Park visiting 6 of the best passes including Wrynose Pass and Hardknott Pass and 7 of the great lakes including Ullswater and Windermere.

Day 9, Kendal to Matlock:
Yorkshire Dales National Park, Ribblehead Viaduct, Peak District National Park, Snake Pass, Matlock Bath (motorcycle Mecca).

Day 10, Matlock to Harwich:
Heckington Windmill, Moulton Windmill, Dutch Quarter in Colchester.

By starting from Harwich, this tour avoids the traffic congestion of the south east and London making it perfect for European visitors wanting to see some of the best landscapes and sights that the north of the UK has to offer.
The cost of the ferry from Hoek Van Holland to Harwich return for motorcycle and rider costs £139.00 (163.51 Euro) (in 2019) which includes a cabin on the outward leg.
Where possible, motorways have been avoided and scenic routes are used every day.