Hiking The Cape Wrath Trail

The 15th most popular hiking trail in UK.

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The Cape Wrath Trail is a challenging 202 mile trek through forest, moors and over numerous 2,500+ foot peaks. The route combines trails, lanes and some cross-country bushwacking in what some consider to be the toughest long-distance hike in the UK.

Traversing the Western Highlands and the Northern Highlands, the route begins in the south in Fort Williams and heads north to Cape Wrath. In addition to its strenuous terrain, the region is know for its fierce rain and wind, so come prepared. Also, travel in July and August is known to be very buggy.

One of the more scenic and interesting sections is the 50+ mile stretch from Achnashellach to Oykel Bridge, which crosses the Torridon Mountains.

Tip: If you can find it, a helpful book is North To The Cape by Dennis Brook.

Overall, Cape Wrath Trail is the 15th most popular hiking trail of all 16 hikes in UK.


Best Season:  MAY- SEP.

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

Reference Source:  click here http://www.capewrathtrail.co.uk/

Date Published:  1/6/2016

Date Updated:  7/19/2016

ID:  21407


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