• Ben More, Assynt


  • A lick of paint for the website

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

    When the new Cape Wrath Trail Guide was published in 2011, I really wanted a website to accompany it. There's so much you can do with a website that is not possible with a guide. Equally, there's no substitute for the written word when you're holed up in a bothy in the middle of a storm.

    So despite misgivings that developing the site would cannibalise sales of the guide, I took the decision to develop a comprehensive resource for people walking this truly spectacular trail. My feeling was that most people would use the guide alongside the website.

    Over the last five years, it's been fantastic to hear from so many of you. The Roll of Honour has proved popular, and the forum and comments sections have enabled me to reflect the inevitable changes on the ground.

    But five years is positively ancient for a website and it was time for a much needed update. So what's changed? Well predominantly a few things that had broken have now been fixed. The Roll of Honour now works properly.

    The site will also work across mobile devices recognising that many people now browse from their phones or tablets.

    I've resolved to blog much more frequently than I have been able to over the last few years.

    But inevitably all this costs money, and unfortunately my dreams of being able to retire on the proceeds of the guide have not yet been realised.

    So if you have used the site over the years and feel like making a contribution, anything would be gratefully received and will help keep the site going for years to come.

    You can donate via the button below, thanks in advance for your support.

    See you out there. Iain

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