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A Cape Wrath Trail walking holiday

A Cape Wrath Trail walking holiday

Our Cape Wrath Trail is rapidly becoming a much sought after prize by many walkers. It is probably the most adventurous and wildest trek within the UK. Yet it is very achievable for regular walkers when walked over 14 one-day stages.

It is a route of incomparable contrasts, of wild passes and lonely glens, of some rough walking but awe-inspiring wild mountains and stunning coastlines. The isolation and remoteness is incomparable.

Although our Cape Wrath Trail is not a waymarked trail (and doesn’t even follow a path for much of the way) it is becoming recognised as the ultimate UK achievement for long distance walkers. Our experienced and qualified guide takes care of the tricky navigation which may be encountered on the open pathless hill and moorland sections, enabling you to fully enjoy the walking experience to its fullest.

Logistics are complicated in this part of the country with accommodation being sparse and usually not where you want it to be. Our dedicated support manager is able to solve these problems by providing mini-bus transport and a baggage carrying service as well as serving sumptuous meals at the end of a long day’s walking.

The opportunity for wild-life spotting is considerable. 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. Our knowledgeable guide will help you make the most of these opportunities.

Our Cape Wrath Trail route from Inverie on the Knoydart Peninsula to Cape Wrath in the far North West corner passes through 170 miles of fascinating wild landscapes and ever changing vistas. It’s hard to believe there is so much wild, untamed terrain in the UK, and as part of our small group (maximum 7) you can be there!

We regret that due to the rough, pathless nature of much of the terrain and the accommodation / transport logistics, this route is not available on a self-guided basis.

What customers said about this holiday

“Wonderful - Loved it absolutely & unconditionally. Never experienced anything like it.”

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

Out of Season Scottish Ways

If you like to explore the countryside when it's quieter, then doing so out of season is the way; that adds to the adventure and also to the challenge. Between mid October and Easter you can have the ways and trails pretty much to yourself – they're absolutely great then! Contact us for more details.

Book your Private West Highland Way walking holiday:

Group size: Price SRS Select your group size & start date
5-6 £2245p.p £20p.p
7 £1895p.p £20p.p

Ferry Journeys

There is always a slight possibility on trips involving ferries, that severe weather conditions or other reasons will prevent a scheduled sailing. However unlikely this may be on this trip, it may not be possible to keep to the planned timings. Any additional expenses incurred through changes in the ferry schedule will not be met by C-N-Do Scotland.

At a glance...

  • Grade:
  • Price: From £1895p.p
  • Duration: 17 days
  • Accommodation: 16 nights
  • Accom type: Guest House/Hostel
  • Walking/Exploring: 15 days
  • Travel: 2 days
  • Group min: 5
  • Group max: 7
  • Meet: C-N-Do Office, Stirling
  • Finish: C-N-Do Office, Stirling


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map - A Cape Wrath Trail walking holiday

Your walking holiday includes:

  • Qualified Mountain Leader
  • Support Manager
  • 14 guided walking days
  • 1 free day in Ullapool
  • 1 night Guest House accommodation (2 person ensuite rooms - breakfast only)
  • 15 nights hostel accommodation (Shared Dorms - full board)
  • 3 Ferry journeys
  • Transport from and back to Stirling
  • Daily transport as required and for baggage

A Cape Wrath Trail - Brief Itinerary:

Day 1: Leave Stirling and travel by mini-bus via Glencoe and Fort William to Mallaig. Overnight in a guest house.

Day 2: Early ferry to Inverie for the walk over to Barrisdale on the shores of Loch Hourn. Ferry over to Arnisdale. (9mls / 615m ascent). Accommodation for the next 3 nights on the shores of Loch Duich.

Day 3: Arnisdale to Glen More via Bealach Aoidhdailean. (10ml / 530m ascent)

Day 4: Morvich to Killilan either by the Eas Ban or the Falls of Glomach, depending on weather and conditions. (10-12ml / 540-720m ascent)

Day 5: Killilan to Strathcarron. Accommodation for the next 3 nights at Torridon. (12ml / 620m ascent)

Day 6: Strathcarron to Torridon via the wild Bealach na Lice. (12ml / 450m ascent)

Day 7: Torridon to Kinlochewe, via the spectacular Coire Mhic Nobuill and Coire Toll a’Ghiubhais route. (12ml / 680m ascent)

Day 8: Kinlochewe to Destitution Road by Lochan Fada and Loch a’Bhraoin. (16ml / 600m ascent). Accommodation for the next 4 nights at Ullapool.

Day 9: Day off in Ullapool to chill out, recycle possessions, take a boat trip to the Summer Isles or even Stornoway, visit Highland Stoneware, etc, etc. NB. Only breakfast is provided on this day.

Day 10: Refreshed and raring to go, head up to Inverlael to walk to Duag Bridge via Strath Mulzie. (15ml / 800m ascent)

Day 11: Duag Bridge to Loch Ailsh on easier ground mostly. (12ml / 210m ascent).

Day 12: Loch Ailsh to Inchnadamph, passing between Breabag and Conival. (11ml / 400m ascent). Accommodation for the next 2 nights at Achmelvich.

Day 13: Inchnadamph to Loch na Gainmhich, using the fascinating stalkers path, with probably time to visit the Eas a’Chuill Aluin waterfall (10ml /820m ascent).

Day 14: Kylesku to Loch Stack. Accommodation for the next 3 nights at Durness. (12ml / 600m ascent)

Day 15: Loch Stack, around the base of Arkle, to Rhiconnich. (7ml / 130m ascent).

Day 16: An early start to get transported across the Kyles of Durness by ferry, then out to Cape Wrath. From there we walk to and across Sandwood Bay and onwards to Blairmore (12ml / 575m ascent). (Doing it this way takes the worry away about reaching the ferry before it finishes for the day). Day 17: Return to Stirling via Inverness, tired but happy and exhilarated, arriving about 17:00.

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