As the beach at Sandwood Bay is supposed to be the most beautiful in the UK we decided it would be worth the 14 kilometre round trip on foot. Walking is the only way to get there and that means it is never overrun. Today we were sharing its beauty with four other people. The first maps of this area describe Sandwood Bay as ‘extreme wilderness where wolves roam.’ The wolves are no longer there, but it is certainly still a wild and lonely place.
The photo shows the vista that greeted us after the 7 kilometre walk. The route was not particularly interesting, but the path was easy and the reward at the end was well worth it. I had a quick paddle in the water, but did not let it come above ankle height as, not surprisingly, it was absolutely freezing.
This sea stack, which can be seen from Sandwood Bay, is called Am Buachaille, which is Gaelic for The Herdsman. It looks a bit precarious. I wonder how many severe gales it will withstand.