Saturday, 8 September 2012

Sandwood Bay and beyond

Just back from a blustery but enjoyable week based in Durness and Inchnadamph, 2 of my favourite hostels. Our plan was to walk from Cape Wrath to Blairmore last Friday, but the forecast was for high winds so we decided to do the 9 mile round trip to Sandwood Bay from Blairmore in glorious sunshine on the Thursday. What a treat!
As luck would have it, Friday started pretty calm so we headed off on the tiny passenger ferry and waiting minibus to Cape Wrath, to begin the walk south to Sandwood and beyond. The going was across wet and rough ground but we made better progress than I had anticipated despite some pretty damp, misty conditions.
Rain and wind swept in on Saturday and, though we managed some short, wet excursions on foot, the highlight was a visit to the famous Lochinver pie shop!
We managed a couple of good days on the Corbetts of Spidean Coinich (weather too foul to do all 3 of Quinag's summits) and Cul Mor during the next 2 days before heading home.

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