Sandwood Bay

These images owe much to Photoshop.  On a day when the met office were forecasting everything bar a plague of frogs, we considered ourselves lucky to complete the nine mile walk out and back to Sandwood Bay in the dry.  It is a wonderfully isolated spot but nothing like as isolated as it used to be – there were would-be Bear Grylls types camping in the dunes, hearty family groups kitted out for the Arctic and another couple like ourselves, out for a long morning walk.  In 1973 there was nobody but ourselves and James McRory-Smith (and for that story you will have to read Golf in the Wild – shameful, I know 🙂 ):

On the path ... On the path ... Sandwood Loch ... Sandwood Bay ... Memories ... Sandwood Bay ...

For an in-depth post on Sandwood Bay, see the excellent Mart in the Hills


  1. Trini Lind · April 21, 2015

    This is so beautiful!!!

    • northumbrianlight · April 21, 2015

      It is Trini – a wonderful, lonely place (although not quite as lonely as it used to be)

      • Trini Lind · April 21, 2015

        Wish I could visit it 🙂

  2. Sue · April 21, 2015

    What a wonderful place…and some great images, Robin

    • northumbrianlight · April 21, 2015

      Many thanks Sue – it is very special. Perhaps I should not be promoting the place if I want it to remain quiet 🙂

      • Sue · April 21, 2015

        Good point….

  3. kiwiskan · April 21, 2015

    lovely shots once again

  4. Mart in the Hills · April 21, 2015

    Lovely photos, it’s certainly a remote and special place. Everyone should see it, just not when I’m there 🙂 Thanks for the link

    • northumbrianlight · April 22, 2015

      Exactly Mart – they can send minibuses if they like, just not on the days we are there. Similarly, thanks for the tweet.

  5. noellevignola · April 22, 2015

    Wonderful series.

  6. Cate Franklyn · April 22, 2015

    A wild and wonderful walk in your amazing part of the world!

    • northumbrianlight · April 22, 2015

      One of our last great wildernesses Cate – I wish it was just a tad closer – 362 miles from Hexham 😦

  7. LaVagabonde · April 22, 2015

    Beautiful desolation. I can feel that damp cold. I’d say the campers were masochists, but who am I to define “fun”.

  8. Malin H · May 11, 2015

    I really like image #3. Great post, Robin.

  9. litadoolan · May 18, 2015

    Your images are beyond beautiful. Such a beautiful capture. Everyone a joy.

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