• Am Buachaille, Sandwood Bay

    Britain’s toughest trail…

    The Cape Wrath Trail is the expedition of a lifetime, traversing 200 miles of Scotland's wildest and most beautiful country.

The book

A comprehensive guide to the Cape Wrath Trail, one of the most challenging long distance walks in the UK, published by Cicerone and now in a fully updated Second Edition.

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    A lick of paint for the website

    It's hard to believe that this website is now nearly five years old.

    Harvey Cape Wrath Trail Maps

    The long-awaited Harvey maps to the Cape Wrath Trail

    Choice of maps is a particularly important decision when planning an expedition on the Cape Wrath Trail. This is because the difficulty of the terrain and the lack of way marking (or even defined paths in many places).

    Keeping your feet in working order

    I think its fair to say that keeping your feet in good order is THE most important aspect of any long distance backpack. I know from personal experience having endured days of agony on long treks.

    Cape Wrath Ultra and getting your mind right for the trail

    Snow and ice in Glen Oykel

    As a keen ultra runner, I read about the recent launch of the Cape Wrath Trail ultra marathon with great interest.

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About this site

This website has been developed as a resource for people planning an expedition on the Cape Wrath Trail in Scotland. It supports a new guidebook to the route which will be published by Cicerone.

Watercolour of Sourlies Bothy, Knoydart by Anthony Harper Return to website