One of the most stunning walks we did during our holiday to the far north west was on Fariad Head. The walk crosses the pale sands of Balnakeil Bay, onto a surreal sand road through vast white dunes, before suddenly arriving back on tarmac surrounded by grassland, and to the perimeter of the MOD facility!
It was a very warm day, and it felt like we were walking through a desert at times.
The rock outcrops were home to nesting Guillemots, Razorbills, Kittewakes, and Puffins. I also saw Puffins darting out from the cliff face, whirring low over the water on their tiny wings.
Returning along Balnakeil Bay, I spotted a Red Throated Diver not too far from the shore.
|Corbie Labrador enjoying the beach, Balnakeil Bay|
|Balnakeil Bay, the sand just keeps going!|
|Walking along the sand road and through the dunes|
|Cliffs of Faraid Head|
|View back towards the hills and Durness|
|Sea cliffs and dunes, Faraid Head, with view across the water to Whiten Head|