|Location Map ( geo)|
|To:||Kyle of Lochalsh (NG760272)|
|Distance:||5.1 miles (8.2 km)|
|Meets:||A87, C1221, A87|
|Route outline (key)|
The C1232 is, it its entirety, the former line of the A87 from Balmacara to Kyle of Lochalsh. The road was realigned along the south coast of Lochalsh, cutting a couple of miles of the distance. The old road remains, and is the signed route to Plockton from either end, via the C1221 which it meets roughly half way along.
Starting in Kyle, the road heads north at first along Main Street, and is one-way northbound, southbound traffic using Stoney Road (A U road). The two meet just across the railway bridge, and the C1221 continues north, along the sinuous Main Street, which drops towards the shore as it leaves Kyle behind. The railway is between road and sea as they follow the coast round to Erbusaig. Here, they diverge, with the C1221 continuing north to Plockton. The C1232 is now running east, through a wide, featureless glen. It is a mixture of narrow S2 and single track with passing places as it curves round into Balmacara. The first part of this scattered village that is reached is Balmacara Square, which has grown up around the old estate buildings, and then the road drops down to the A87 on the shore, the two running parallel as they converge in height.