Applecross road: Shock as large motorhome spotted on dangerous Bealach Na Ba mountain pass

A photo which shows a large motorhome attempting to tackle the hairpin bends on one of Britain’s most dangerous roads has been met with shock.
The single-track road features some dangerous turns.The single-track road features some dangerous turns.
The single-track road features some dangerous turns.

The giant vehicle was spotted on the notorious Highland road Bealach na Ba, sitting on one of the tightest turns the single-track mountain road has to offer.

The picture, posted by Twitter user Annabel Macrae, brought a number of retweets and replies with those familiar with the road.

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The mountain pass, which connects Applecross with Lochcarron, offers some of the most breath-taking views in Scotland, but signs warn that the road should not be attempted in large vehicles or by novice drivers.

A warning sign at the Strachcarron end says: “This road rises to a height of 2053 ft, with gradients of 1 in 5 and hairpin bends. Not advised for learner drivers, very large vehicles or caravans after first mile.”

But Annabel’s photo shows the giant vehicle straddling the corner, appearing almost too long to make it through the tight turn at one of the toughest points of the pass.

Ali Donnachie commented: “I was on the road at this time - and I had to almost go over the side to allow passing.”

Ewan Scotland tweeted: “It'll churn up the bloody road and verge. Why do they need to be the size of a flippin bus?”.

John Lammie said: “Yet another remake of The Italian Job?”

James MacEachern said: “It's the pass of the cattle, not the pass of the oversized motorhome.”

The Bealach na Ba is particularly narrow

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