Sandwood Bay

This site is only accessible by foot, but the isolation and beauty of Sandwood Bay are ample reward for the four mile walk each way. A relatively undisturbed sand dune and machair bar impounds Sandwood Loch and the peaty surrounding soils are influenced by blown sand. Uncommon plants such as royal fern and mountain avens flourish.


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Location Information

Area: Assynt & West

OS Grid Reference: NC 21907 64984

Accessibility Information

The footpath to Sandwood leaves the public road at Blairmoreand crosses peatlands where it is possible to see moorland plants and animals. To protect livestock dogs are not allowed past the gate by the car park.