The Cape Wrath Trail
By (author) Iain Harper
This Cicerone guidebook to walking the 200 miles of the Cape Wrath Trail from Fort William to Cape Wrath, crossing the wild north west of the Scottish Highlands, describes the route in detail in 14 stages, with 6 alternative stages along the way. This epic challenge has long been recognised as the toughest long-distance route in Britain and travels through breathtakingly wild landscapes in Morar, Knoydart, Torridon and Assynt. With a wide range of route alternatives, it’s perfect for the ambitious and experienced backpacker. It’s a tough test and you’ll brave genuine wilderness, rugged terrain, rain, wind, midges, bog and remote river crossings. Whatever time of year you attempt the trail, it will test the limits of your endurance. And this guidebook gives you all the information you need about bothies, campsites and (rare) amenities en route as well as detailed OS mapping and route profiles to help you plan and prepare for your trip.
Iain Harper completed the Cape Wrath Trail in 2009. Armed with his research he approached Cicerone to write the definitive guidebook to the trek. Iain has walked extensively in the Highlands for 20 years and enjoys running ultra marathons. He lives in the Cotswolds with his wife Kay.