It’s well known that the North Coast of Scotland boasts some of the most spectacular landscapes in Scotland, if not the World. We could share stunning photos of beautiful beaches until the proverbial (Highland) cows come home but there’s no substitute for experiencing the magic first hand. So we got in touch with Scottish adventure photographer, Dan Bell, and asked him to do just that.

Luckily Dan caught a break in the weather as he set off up to Achmelvich Beach Youth Hostel to spend a few days exploring the nearby beaches, coastline and the distinctive Suilven mountain. Watch the video to see how he got on during his adventure in the North West Highlands and find out the answer to the biggest question of them all; how cold is that water really?

Find out about Achmelvich Beach Youth Hostel and check out availability here: syha.org.uk/where-to-stay/highlands/achmelvich-beach

More of Dan’s videos can be found on his YouTube channel and website: danrpbell.com