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Cape Wrath & the N.W Highlands guided walking holiday

Cape Wrath & the North West Highlands walking holiday

Between Ullapool, the attractive fishing and ferry port, and Cape Wrath, the most north-westerly point of the mainland, lies a unique corner of Scotland. The scenery here is like nothing you have ever seen before.

Towering, strangely shaped mountains appear to stick up out of nowhere; curious sea stacks and precipitous cliffs play host to countless birds; the ancient weathered moorland lies peppered with a rash of tiny lochans.

Our walks allow us to explore Coigach, Assynt and Sutherland, reach Cape Wrath and find Sandwood Bay and so much more, making this an unforgettable experience.

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map - Cape Wrath & the North West Highlands walking holiday

Your walking holiday includes:

  • Qualified Walking Mountain Leader
  • 6 guided walking days
  • 1 ferry journey
  • 7 nights hostel accommodation
  • All meals from evening meal day 1 to breakfast day 8
  • Transport from and back to Stirling
  • Transport daily as required and for baggage
  • VAT at 20%

Cape Wrath & N.W Highlands - Brief Itinerary:

Day 1: Meet at Stirling and travel by mini-bus to Ullapool via Inverness. Overnight at Ullapool Hostel for 3 nights.

Days 2: Postie’s Path to Achininver area. (~9mls / 500m ascent).

Day 3: Explore Ben Mor Coigach (~10mls / 1000m ascent)

Day 4: Pack up to move on. Travel to Elphin, then walk from there to Lochinver in between Suilven and Canisp. (~11ml / 500m ascent). Overnight at Achmelvich Hostel.

Day 5: Pack up to move on. On route to the north coast stop off to pop up and explore Quinag, that magnificent mountain (6ml / 840m ascent). Travel to Durness for the next 2 nights.

Day 6: Up early to get the first ferry and mini-bus over to Cape Wrath. Walk down the coast to and across Sandwood Bay, to reach Blairmore (12ml / 520m ascent).

Day 7: Ascent of Ben Hope, the UK’s most northerly Munro (8ml / 925m ascent). Move on for the last night at Tongue. Day 8: Back up and set off back to Stirling to arrive there by about 16:00.

Accommodation:

7 nights hostel accommodation (small, shared, bunk-bed dormitories) in hostels managed by the Scottish Youth Hostels Association. Rooms are usually separate for men and women. Bed linen is provided but clients require to bring their own towel and soap. Hot showers, and drying facilities are available. Laundry facilities are available at Ullapool only.

Meals:

All meals from evening meal day 1 to breakfast day 8 are included. Meals are prepared by our own support manager with a wee bit of help from the group with preparation and clearing up. Special diets can be catered for if notified in advance. There will be a stop on the outward and return journeys when you may obtain snacks (at your own expense).

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Maps & Reading

To get the most from your walking holiday you may wish to do some background reading prior to departure.

Books about the Cape Wrath & N.W Highlands which you may find informative are:

Maps which you may find informative are:

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