Sandwood Bay, Cape Wrath, Scotland


Sandwood Bay, Cape Wrath, Scotland

Sandwood Bay lies about 5 miles south of Cape Wrath on the far north west coast of Scotland and is only accessible via a 4 mile walk from the hamlet of Blairmore.
This photograph was taken at the south end of the mile long bay looking out to Am Buachaille, a famous sea stack first climbed in 1968 by Dr Tom Patey and Ian Clough, and uses the freshwater river inlet as a lead in to the subject.
The name Sandwood Bay derives from the Viking name 'Sandvatn' ("sandwater"), its beach being used as a stopover point for their invasions over a thousand years ago. Today the Bay is part of the Sandwood Estate which is run by the John Muir Trust.