Backpacking to Sandwood Bay

Sandwood Bay is said to be the best beach in the UK …or is it Europe? Either way, despite this accolade it will always remain fairly quiet because it is in a very remote location. To get there involves a long drive to the end of the road in north-west Scotland (along miles of single-track road with passing places) and a five mile trek across rough, boggy, windswept moorland.

Sandwood Bay

The track starts off deceptively easy – even with all the rain we’d had on Monday


but we were soon crossing the edge of lochs,
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