Overscaig House Hotel Overscaig House Hotel, North Highlands, Scotland

Walking - Sandwood Bay

From the mountains now down to the sea and one of the best walks in Scotland. North-west of Kinlochbervie (about 40 minutes from The Overscaig) there is a small road heading north to Sandwood Bay – named by the Vikings, this remote and beautiful beach will haunt you for a long time after you return home.

The beach itself is about a mile long with moor land and loch at its back behind marram-grass and sand dunes and is flanked by cliffs and stacks. As a site where many ships will have been wrecked over the centuries before the light-house at Cape Wrath was built, it is no surprise that stories of spirits abound here and there are many tales of mermaids and a black-bearded sailor who haunts the shores.

For details of the walk to Sandwood Bay from Balblair, near Kinlochbervie, click here

For more information on Sandwood Bay try this link to the John Muir Trust Sandwood Estate

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