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Cape Wrath and Fort William Trek

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  • The Cape Wrath Trail is an unofficial long distance trek through the north west Highlands of Scotland and one of the finest long distance walks in the world. Over 200 miles the trek winds its way north from Fort William, taking in spectacular scenery and passing through some of the wildest and most remote parts of the UK, before finally reaching Cape Wrath, the most north westerly point on the British mainland.
  • As a relatively new trek there are no waymarks and no official route. This means we are free to choose our exact path as we journey further north. The remoteness also demands a certain degree of self sufficiency – there are a few points to restock food but we will still have to carry enough to last up to six days at a time, along with all our camping gear as we will be camping wild most nights. This really will be a full on adventure!
  • To complete the whole route at once would require nearly three weeks of walking. So instead, we will do the route one week at a time over the next three years, starting in 2017 with Fort William to Shiel Bridge. This first leg of the route will take us five days to complete, and will include three nights camping wild and one night in Corryhully bothy.

Additional Information

Trek Duration

More Than Five days

Destinations

Cape Wrath

Tour Languages

English

Trek Difficulty

Strenuous

Company

Abacus Mountain Guides

Suitable For

< 18 year olds, 18-39 year olds, 40-49 year olds, 50-59 year olds, 60+ year olds, Families

Guiding Method

Guide/Instructor

Abacus Mountain Guides

Abacus Mountain Guides started providing mountain adventures in November 2000. IFMGA Mountain Guide Mike Pescod started the business with MIC Mountaineering Instructor Donald King after working together for two years at Outward Bound Scotland. Don't expect anything off the shelf. We deliver the perfect trip for you based on the prevailing weather and conditions, your previous experience and aspirations! Abacus Mountain Guides Ltd is registered in Scotland, SC378703. Abacus Mountaineering is a trading name of Abacus Mountain Guides Ltd.

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Day 1: Fort William to Corrlarach bothy

​In the morning we will practice pitching the tents, check through all our kit and food, and answer any last minute questions before catching the passenger ferry from Fort William to Camusnagaul at 12.20pm. From the ferry we will follow the minor road south west before turning west up Cona Glen on a good track to reach our first campsite outside Corrlarach bothy.
20km, 5 – 7 hours

Day 2: Corrlarach bothy – Corryhully bothy


Our route continues up Cona Glen until we reach the head of the glen. Here we finally turn north to cross the bealach and follow the Allt na-Cruaiche down to Glenfinnan. It’s then an easy 5km down a private road to reach Corryhully bothy. No need to pitch the tents tonight, this is a private bothy so we’ll be sleeping inside.
20km, 5 – 7 hours



Day Three: Corryhully bothy – Sourlies bothy


From Corryhully we’ll head north east to climb gently up to 471m, then descend through Gleann Cuirnean to reach the western end of Loch Arkaig. Our route then turns west to the top of Glen Dessarry before descending once again to our campsite outside Sourlies bothy on the sea loch of Loch Nevis.
24km, 6 – 8 hours



Day Four: Sourlies bothy – Kinloch Hourn


The longest day of the trek, we’ll start by following the River Carnach before the path peters out. We’re only on rough ground for 1.5km as we soon pick up the path which leads us into Gleann Unndalain and down to Barrisdale Bay. The rest of the way is easy going as we follow the shore of Loch Hourn round to Kinloch Hourn.
25km, 6.5 – 8.5 hours



Day Five: Kinloch Hourn – Shiel Bridge


Our final day of the trek is also our highest​. After leaving Kinloch Hourn we’ll climb up the Allt Coire Mhalagain to reach Bealach Coire Mhalagain at 700m. From there we’ll skirt under the impressive Forcan Ridge and begin our final descent down the Allt a’ Coire Chaoil then the Allt Undalain to finish in Shiel Bridge, where the van will be waiting to take us back to Fort William.
16km, 5 – 7 hours

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what’s included

  • Experienced Mountain Leader, at a maximum ratio of 1:6
  • Camping equipment (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping mat, mug, spoon)
  • Transport from Shiel Bridge back to Fort William
- All food
  • Ferry ticket

what’s excluded

  • Personal hill walking equipment
  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • Accommodation in Fort William

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Company Information

Abacus Mountain Guides started providing mountain adventures in November 2000. IFMGA Mountain Guide Mike Pescod started the business with MIC Mountaineering Instructor Donald King after working together for two years at Outward Bound Scotland. Don't...

Tour Details

  • Availability
    Available Daily
  • Booking Type
    Instant Booking
  • Duration
    5 Days
  • Guiding method
    Guide/Instructor
  • Guide Language
    English
  • Meeting/Starts Point
    Fort William
  • Maximum Altitude
    700 Meters
  • Trek Difficulty
    Strenuous

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