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1 September 2022

Just walking the length of Traigh Ear on the eastern side of the Udal Peninsula was invigorating enough, but as I reached the top and followed the beach round to the left, I followed the path towards the enormous dunes of Traigh Udal, the smallest and most remote of the three beaches on the peninsula. Approaching the beach from behind the dunes, you only get a true sense of their scale when it comes to descending onto the shore. Looking back up at the huge dunes you can begin to understand how they’ve been shaped by the relentless battering they must receive from the Atlantic winds in the wild winter. Not today though, it was still and warm, despite the grey clouds gathering overhead.