|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Shieldaig Pier (NG815533)|
|To:||Shieldaig Bypass (NG815533)|
|Distance:||0.9 miles (1.4 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The C1099 is the road through the pretty village of Shieldaig at the northern end of the Applecross peninsula. The village was bypassed in the late 1960s when the new road through to Torridon opened, becoming the A896, and so the old road into the village is now a quiet side road. It starts therefore, to the south of Shieldaig, on the A896, and the few metres north to the pier were originally the northern end of the B857, but became unclassified when the bypass was built. The road then runs along the shore, through the village, before turning sharply back on itself and climbing steeply up past a prominent church to rejoin the A896. This last section was also built with the bypass, having previously been little more than a track.