- Overall Track Difficulty: Easy
- Area Information:
Inverness to Sandwood Bay Kinlochbervie, Scotland about 94 miles This route North of Loch Ness, and Inverness will take you through some of the remotest unspoilt scenery in Scotland, it is a major drive for motorbikes and cars, along single-track roads heading North through quiet villages, isolated communities, mountains, coast lines of startling beauty and wild and uninhabited moorlands, dramatic shorelines of deep sea lochs and sheltered coves of pure white sand backed by towering mountains, looking across to numerous Hebridean islands. Further north is Ullapool one of the main ferry ports taking passengers across to the Outer Hebrides and beyond, this is an ideal base from which to explore the wild and near-deserted far Northwest, the landscape becomes ever more dramatic, here you will find a huge moorland punctuated by isolated peaks and shimmering lochs with narrow and tortuously twisting roads winding up the coast past deserted beaches of sparkling white sand washed by a turquoise sea, even further North the route becomes moon like deserted and once you get off the main road and on to the back roads, you can enjoy the wonderful sensation of having all this astonishingly beautiful scenery to yourself. Kinlochbervie is a scattered harbour, the village in the north west of Sutherland, is the most northerly port on the west coast of Scotland it is extremely remote, from the village follow the A801 towards Oldshoremor to the singe for Sandwood Bay. This is a natural bay on the far north-west coast of the mainland, It is best known for the stunning, pristine often empty and remote 1 mile long beach, you can feel the full force and of the Atlantic with some impressive waves and huge cliffs, you will find wide open blue sky's and the Am Buachaille, a sea stack, that lies about 5 miles south of Cape Wrath. Behind the bay's large dunes is the fresh water Sandwood Loch. It is a fairly long walk to the beach from the car park about 4 miles each way, The path is good but depending on weather can be a bit muddy, and you may have to cross some water, There are a few areas where it's quite wet but the John Muir Trust has put down some stepping stones along the way. It's well worth the walk and if you take your time make sure you are prepared, check the weather fore cast before you go.
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