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Cape Wrath Trail

367 km / 228 miles

Highland
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.


Strider News - August 2018 (Route Diversions)

For walkers on the Cape Wrath Trail Glenfinnan Variant (Knoydart) the crucial bridge over the River Carnach at NM866965 has gone and is unlikely to be re-built before May 2018. This river is impossible to cross in spate. See www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=77827 and www.knoydart-foundation.com. This route may have been an option for TGO challenge entrants also affects North to the Cape.


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Path Type
Other Paths
Attributes
Very Challenging; Coastal; Forest/Woodland; Lake/Reservoir/Loch; Moorland; Mountain
Start
NN104742 - Fort William, Highland
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Finish
NC259747 - Cape Wrath, Highland
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366.4 Km (227.7 miles)
11,127 m (36,506 ft) ascent
620 m (2,034 ft)  maximum height