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The Cape Wrath Trail Itinerary 2017

Small path winding its way through a valley on The Cape Wrath Trail Daily Plan
We will spend the entire day guiding you along The Cape Wrath Trail, there is no need for you to worry about being lost, we will be with you from the moment you set off in the morning to the moment you finish in the evening. At the end of each day you will be shown to your B&B, bunkhouse or your wild camp spot for a good nights rest before continuing along the Cape Wrath Trail the following day.

You will only be expected to carry your day rucksack (what you will need to keep you warm, dry, fed and watered for the day), everything else will be transported to your next accommodation for you. Everything will be arranged for you so all you need to worry about is the walking itself!

Day 1 - Arriving in Fort William
The North Sea by The Cape Wrath Lighthouse This is your chance to get to the start of your holiday by making your way to Fort William. We will have a B&B arranged for you for this first night, so you just need to turn up and tell them your name. If you plan to get the train to Fort William and would like a lift to your B&B this can usually be arranged just email us and let us know. In the evening you will usually get a chance to meet the rest of your group as well as your guides at a local pub for a drink or two.
Accommodation – B&B in Fort William

Day 2 - Walking to Glen Shiel - 10 miles

Today we will begin by driving you to the start of our Cape Wrath Trail, Kinloch Hourn, this beautiful drive will take about 2 hours. Once there we will be walking to Glen Shiel it is 10 miles in length and will take the rest of the day. Half of todays’ walking will be on paths and the other half we will have to create our own. Highlights include views of The Saddle and your first river crossing.
Accommodation – Hostel in Glen Shiel

Day 3 - Walking to Killilan – 14 miles

Today it will take about 6 hours to walk the 14 miles to Killilan. Highlights today include views of The Falls of Glomach before an exposed descent to the River Elchaig below, which you will then follow into Killilan.
Accommodation – Hostel in Glen Shiel

Bothy by Loch an Daimh Day 4 - Walking to Achnashellach Station – 15 miles

Today you will follow the River Ling, and pass several stunning waterfalls and rapids before heading across moorland and through forest until reaching the small village of Atterdale. The walking gets much easier from here as we wind along the banks of the river Carron to Achnashellach.
Accommodation - B&B or Hotel in Lochcarron

Day 5 - Walking to Kinlochewe - 11 miles

Today you leave Achnashellach and begin a steady climb once more into the forest. Once you leave the forest you will get views of The Torridon Mountain Range for the rest of the day. In the afternoon you will be following rivers and negotiating woodlands before heading down into Kinlochewe itself.
Accommodation – B&B or Hotel in Kinlochewe

Day 6 - Walking to Loch a Bhraoin – 15.5 miles

Today you will start by ascending steadily from Kinlochewe until gaining views of the surrounding mountains of Slioch & Beinn Tarsuinn before we pick our way through the hills to a path just south of Loch an Nid. From here you will follow the path past Loch a Bhraoin down to the road.
Accommodation – B&B in Ullapool

Day 7 - Walking to Inverbroom - 17 miles

Today you will first retrace yesterday's path back to the Loch an Nid, from there you will follow the glen to join a vehicle track giving more views of the Torridon Mountain Range. You will follow a series of lochs, streams and woodland before passing Loch An Tiompain and then descending into Inverbroom.
Accommodation – B&B in Ullapool

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