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  • Day12

    Sandwood Bay to Knockan Crag

    July 19 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    We decided to walk to the most 'remote beach' in Scotland - which actually was only a 4 mile walk from the John Muir Trust maintained car park - with loos and a watertap! It was an easy walk across moorland to a beautiful sandy bay with its very own sea stack. We treated ourselves to a hot shower back in the van (whoever said van life was tough!? This is pure luxury!) Then fish & chips before a windy night on a little spot we found off the road.

    The next day was glorious so we headed up a little peninsular to stunning turquoise sea white sand beaches & a walk along the cliff tops to the Old Man of Stoer.

    Trying to find a place for the night we saw a sign for Knockan Crag to which I said the immortal words, 'let's not stop its just a rocky crag...' Well we then saw a flat car park with views across a loch with mountains silhouetted behind. Not only that but there was a walk and information as it turns out this was the place where geologists first proved that tectonic plates moved the earth's crust and massive pressures forced older rock layers to slide over newer ones! To top it all off we then saw 3 stags with massive antlers!! What a wonderful rocky crag!

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