Road B8043

B8043, a challenging road in the Scottish Highlands

Located on the western Scottish Highlands, on the shores of Loch Linnhe, B8043 is one of the most difficult and challenging roads of the country. It shouldn’t be attempted by those who don't know how to reverse. 

Located on the west coast of Scotland, this single-track runs through pretty scenery. It’s extremely beautiful but dangerous and challenging. It’s so narrow that shouldn’t be attempted by novice drivers. It’s a narrow strip with only a low stone wall between you and a precipitous drop to the sea. Remember to use the passing places.
The rough road bordering Loch Linnhe is paved in very bad conditions. Watch out for holes in the road. It has a 7.5-tonne weight limit. The road does get busier at weekends and in the main holiday season. It is in a fairly bad state with sections crumbling away and a lot of loose gravel on the surface. The road that skirts alongside the lake is extremely narrow in some sections, totally impassable for 2 cars at the same time.

The fascinating road is 21.08km (13.1 miles) long and links the villages of Inversanda and Lochuisge. High risk of rock slides. Watch out for the odd stray cow or two though as well as deer. It offers fabulous views over to Glencoe and down to the island of Lismore. The drive hugs the coast and the rocky foreshore practically all the way. The lake has a special attraction to photographers due to its fantastic scenery and sunsets.

 

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