Our final day of the walk dawned with a mixture of excitement and sadness. Sandwood Bay was twinkling in the morning sunshine as we packed our tent and headed up over the sand dunes, looking round every now and again to etch the view in our memories until next time.
We set off from Rhiconich towards Kinlochbervie along the road. Although the road walking itself was hard on the feet, we were treated to a gorgeous day and lovely views out over Loch Linchard and the coast.
At Kinlochbervie we stopped for a quick bite to eat and headed back along the road towards Sandwood Bay for another few miles. Along here we met a woman who informed us alarmingly that there were ‘no toilets at Sandwood Bay, not even a bin to put your rubbish in!’ I guess that mindset comes from stunning Sandwood Bay attracting people from far and wide, but it’s a shame they arrive with these kinds of expectations of remote and wild land.