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    The magic of Sandwood Bay, North West Highlands

    7 min read

    By Rupert Shanks, Chief Storyteller
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    “Just to be. Just to be able to be”.

    Sandwood Bay must be one of the most therapeutic places on earth. The crashing waves, soaring birds and endless white sand stretches away. Allowing you to simply soak up the wild surroundings of the North West Highlands.

    Catriona, one of our guests on a walking trip to the North West Highlands earlier this year, had dreamed of visiting Sandwood Bay since she was a little girl. Her grandfather had once worked at the lighthouse nearby and told tales of this pristine white beach encompassed by cliffs.

    Unfortunately during her trip with us, the day before they were due to visit Sandwood Bay, Catriona fell ill and had to leave the group. A few weeks ago we decided to give her a wee surprise.

    This is what happened and we were just blown away to hear from her what it meant:


    Fancy a guided trip to the remote and wild North West Highlands? See our guided adventures below.

    Meet the Author: Rupert Shanks

    “After a spell in the corporate world in London Rupert decided to find a more rewarding way of life involving a closer connection to the outdoors and to his camera! Rupert produces a lot of the photography and video for Wilderness Scotland and works within the Marketing team.”

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