Walking the Cape Wrath Trail

Backpacking through the Scottish Highlands: Fort William to Cape Wrath

This guidebook describes the Cape Wrath Trail, a long-distance trek from Fort William to Cape Wrath crossing the wild northwest of the Scottish Highlands. The route is described from south to north in 14 stages, with 6 alternative stages along the way, allowing for a flexible itinerary of between two and three weeks. Les mer
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This guidebook describes the Cape Wrath Trail, a long-distance trek from Fort William to Cape Wrath crossing the wild northwest of the Scottish Highlands. The route is described from south to north in 14 stages, with 6 alternative stages along the way, allowing for a flexible itinerary of between two and three weeks. A long tough trek with no waymarking, this is for the tried and tested backpacker.

The guidebook includes OS mapping, route profiles and detailed route descriptions and gives you all the information you need about accommodation (including hotels, bothies, B&Bs and bunkhouses), campsites and amenities en route, to help you plan and prepare for this epic challenge.

The Cape Wrath Trail is regarded as the toughest long-distance route in Britain and offers unparalleled freedom and adventure to the experienced and self-sufficient backpacker prepared to walk for many days in remote wilderness. Travelling through the wild and rugged landscapes of Morar, Knoydart, Torridon and Assynt, it will test the limits of your endurance.

Fakta

Innholdsfortegnelse

Overview map

Map key

Preface

Introduction

Geology and wildlife

Getting there

Getting around

When to go

Accommodation

Safety

Emergencies

Money and communications

Preparation and planning

What to take

Waywarking and access

Maps and navigation

Using this guide

1 Fort William to Strathcarron

Stage 1 Fort William to Glenfinnan

Stage 2 Glenfinnan to Glen Dessarry

Stage 3 Glen Dessarry to Barisdale

Stage 4 Barisdale to Morvich (near Shiel Bridge)

Alternative Stage 1 Fort William to Laggan

Alternative Stage 2 Laggan to Cluanie

Alternative Stage 3 Cluanie to Morvich (near Shiel Bridge)

Stage 5 Morvich (near Shiel Bridge) to Strathcarron

2 Strathcarron to Inverlael (near Ullapool)

Stage 6 Strathcarron to Kinlochewe

Alternative Stage 6 Bendronaig to Kinlochewe

Stage 7 Kinlochewe to Strath na Sealga

Stage 8 Strath na Sealga to Inverlael (near Ullapool)

3 Inverlael to Cape Wrath

Stage 9 Inverlael (near Ullapool) to Oykel Bridge

Alternative Stage 9 Ullapool to Oykel Bridge

Stage 10 Oykel Bridge to Inchnadamph (or Loch Ailsh)

Stage 11 Inchnadamph to Glendhu

Alternative Stage 11 Loch Ailsh to Glendhu

Stage 12 Glendhu to Rhiconich

Stage 13 Rhiconich to Sandwood Bay

Stage 14 Sandwood Bay to Cape Wrath



Appendix A Route summary table

Appendix B Accommodation

Appendix C Shops, cafes and Post Offices

Appendix D Useful websites

Appendix E Maps

Appendix F Further reading

Om forfatteren

Iain Harper completed the Cape Wrath Trail in 2009. Armed with his research he approached Cicerone to write the definitive guidebook to the trek. Iain has walked extensively in the Highlands for 20 years, enjoys running ultra marathons and lives with his wife Kay in the Cotswolds.