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Clachtoll and Achnaird beach in Assynt, the Scottish Highlands during a heat wave.

My first days in Assynt last year were during a bit of a heat wave, 2021 was such a dry and warm summer for the Scottish islands and the mainland, but it is so different this year! It´s been almost four weeks of travelling in the Outer Hebrides for me and I can count the dry days on the one hand. 2022 is a very wet, cold, windy summer for the Western Isles.

But back last year, lots of people drove up all the way from Inverness to enjoy the beaches and sunshine.

Clachtoll and Achnaird beach in Assynt, the Scottish Highlands during a heat wave.

Clachtoll Beach

I was staying near Stoer and Clachtoll was very close and probably the beach I went to the most.

Clachtoll and Achnaird beach in Assynt, the Scottish Highlands during a heat wave.

Probably the first time I´ve seen so many people on a beach in the North of Scotland or any Scottish beach.

Clachtoll and Achnaird beach in Assynt, the Scottish Highlands during a heat wave.

Achnahaird Beach

Also stunning and really worth the drive on the very, very narrow single-track road – just hope no Camper will come your way. If it happens hope the driver knows how to handle it.

Clachtoll and Achnaird beach in Assynt, the Scottish Highlands during a heat wave.

The parking was completely filled and I think the small camp site made a pretty good buck renting parking spaces out, I was lucky enough to get one of the last ones.

Clachtoll and Achnaird beach in Assynt, the Scottish Highlands during a heat wave.

The mountains on my way back – stunning in every light!

Clachtoll and Achnaird beach in Assynt, the Scottish Highlands during a heat wave.

 

 

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