Bealach na Ba from Russel Burn
Russel Burn, Bealach na Ba
The prominent mountain is Sgurr a Chaorachain roughly translates from the Gaelic as Peak of the place of Rowan Berries. These photos were taken on a wild day, from the bridge over Russel Burn, which sits at the bottom of the pass known as Bealach na Ba – pass of the cattle.
The pass is spectacular, steep switchbacks flanked by cruel wild Torridian cliffs. The views from the top are across the Applecross peninsula to Skye. It rises from sea level to 626m in a fairly short distance, and can easily scare the more nervous drivers.
The shot taken by the river is one of around 20, of which 19 were spoilt due to splashes of water on the lens. Standing downwind of a rushing stream on a windy day is not an ideal location, it was worth it though.
- Russel Burn, Bealach na Ba