A Cape Wrath Trail North

A Cape Wrath Trail North

The northern section of this very achievable, definitely adventurous, continuous trek covers the ~90 miles Ullapool to Cape Wrath portion. There is no need to stay in tents or bothies, or to carry heavy kit; daily support is provided. It forms a great stand-alone tour, and it’s hard to believe there is so much wild, untamed terrain in the UK.

This is a route of incomparable contrasts, of wild passes and lonely glens, between awe-inspiring mountains and along stunning coasts. The opportunity for wild-life spotting is considerable, as we pass through habitats where one would not be surprised to see creatures like – red deer, golden eagles, ptarmigan, otters, seals, basking sharks…. to name but a few. This is a great adventure for the intrepid!

This is a full-on trip from the start that you need to prepare for!

“The North West of Scotland more than lived up to its reputation – absolutely stunning!”

At a Glance

  • Grade: 3
  • Price: £TBA
  • Duration: 9 days
  • Accommodation: 8 nights
  • Accom type: Hostels and guest house / Full Board
  • Walking/Exploring: 7 days
  • Travel: 2 days
  • Group min: 5
  • Group max: 7
  • Meet: Stirling Railway Station
  • Finish: Stirling

A Cape Wrath Trail North

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Meet Up Stirling - Mini-bus to Ullapool

Leave Stirling and travel by mini-bus to Ullapool. Overnight at Ullapool hostel for 1 night.

Ullapool / Glen Achall / Glen Einig

Possibly joined by those who have done the southern section, walk out of Ullapool, up Glen Achall and over into Glen Einig, all day on good tracks, to be picked up somewhere beyond Duag Bridge; ~27km> / 540m^.

Stay for 4 nights near Lochinver.

Oykel Bridge / Loch Ailsh

Continue to Oykel Bridge and onto Loch Ailsh near Benmore Lodge following the River Oykel; ~17km> / 450m^.

Loch Ailsh to Inchnadamph

Loch Ailsh to Inchnadamph, crossing the amazing pass between Breabag and Conival; ~17km> / 575m^.

Inchnadamph to Loch na Gainmhich and Kylesku

Inchnadamph to Loch na Gainmhich and Kylesku, using the fascinating stalkers path to the pass and then via the ‘Loch of the Green Corrie’; ~18km> / 750m^.

Kylesku / Ben Dreavie / Loch Stack / Durness

Kylesku up across the undulating moor to Ben Dreavie and Loch Stack; ~20km> / 890m^. Stay at Durness for the next 3 nights.

Loch Stack / Arkle / Rhiconch / Blairmore

 Loch Stack, around the base of Arkle, to Rhiconich, then along the road to Blairmore; ~24km> / 780m^.

Blairmore to Cape Wrath via Sandwood Bay

We’ll get started early to ensure we can complete the walk from Blairmore to Cape Wrath via Sandwood Bay in time to get transported to the Kyle of Durness ferry before it finishes. Alternatively, we’ll do this last section the opposite way; ~20km> / 460m^. (Doing it this way takes the worry away about reaching the ferry before it finishes for the day).

Return to Stirling

Return to Stirling via Inverness, tired but happy and exhilarated, arriving about 17:00.

Fixed Price – £TBA per person

Single supplement – On request

What’s included?

  • Qualified Mountain Leader
  • Support Manager
  • 7 walking days
  • 1 Ferry journey
  • 5 nights Hostels plus 3 nights Guest House accommodation
  • All meals from breakfast day 2 to breakfast day 9 are included
  • Transport from and back to Stirling
  • Daily transport as required for people and for baggage
  • VAT at the current rate

What’s not included?

  • Travel Insurance
Dates Price Single Supplement Availability
May 2023 £TBA POA
 July 2023 £TBA POA

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