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Cape Wrath Trail

Highland

367 km / 228 miles
A classic very challenging traverse of the Highlands and its wilder and remoter landscapes. Initially following the Great Glen, the route turns north to cross Glen Garry, Glen Loyne and Glenshiel before crossing the wilderness to Strathcarron, continuing north through Torridon, Dundonnell (ferry) and Ullapool, where the coast is followed to Cullnacraig. The Coigach and Assynt Hills are traversed followed by the high moorland to Achfary and then via Foinaven, Rhiconich, Kinlochbervie and Sandwood Bay to the finish. The 'North to the Cape' publication (202 miles) follows a similar route in connecting the extremities.


Details:

Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Very Challenging
Coastal
Forest/Woodland
Lake/Reservoir/Loch
Moorland
Mountain
Start: NN104742 - Fort William, Highland View on StreetMap
Finish: NC259747 - Cape Wrath, Highland View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Walk Highlands - Scotland's Long Distance Walking Routes

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Walking the Cape Wrath Trail  (Cicerone Press  - 2015 )
Paperback North to the Cape: A Trek from Fort William to Cape Wrath (Cicerone Guide)  (Cicerone Press  - 1999 )
General Interest Book Scotland end to end  (Cordee Ltd  - 2012 )
General Interest Book Cape to Cape : a 1,250-mile backpacking walk from Cornwall to Cape Wrath in Scotland  (Vertebrate  - 2018 )
General Interest Book A walk through the Highlands of Scotland : discovering the Cape Wrath Trail  (AuthorHouse  - 2006 )

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 9, 15, 16, 19, 20, 25, 33, 34, 41
OS Landranger Active 9, 15, 16, 19, 20, 25, 33, 34, 41
OS Explorer 391, 392, 399, 400, 413, 414, 429, 433, 435, 436, 439, 440, 442, 445, 446
OS Explorer Active 391, 392, 399, 400, 413, 414, 429, 433, 435, 436, 439, 440, 442, 445, 446
Other Paper Maps:
Harvey Map (Stripmap)
Cape Wrath Trail North (Harvey Maps - 2014)
Harvey Map (Stripmap)
Cape Wrath Trail South (Harvey Maps - 2016)

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366.4 Km (227.7 miles)
11,127 m (36,506 ft) ascent
620 m (2,034 ft)  maximum height

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