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by Joelsie27 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 3:13 pm
Route description: Cape Wrath Trail
Date walked: 07/07/2016
Time taken: 15 days
Distance: 378 km13 people think this report is great. Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
by Joelsie27 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:21 am
by Sgurr » Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:09 pm
by the gangrel » Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:01 pm
by lochlaggan » Sat Aug 13, 2016 8:00 pm
Great report and it proved very useful for my Cape Wrath trail adventure this September/October. I wasn't sure about leaving my boots and going for trail shoes but after reading your report two pairs of trail shoes sound like the solution.
by jrothsc1 » Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:53 pm
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by willsdad » Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:47 pm
jrothsc1 wrote:What was your level of navigational experience before attempting this? I am looking to hike part of this trail next year, but I am still acquiring navigational skills. Not sure if this is out of my skill range, so any input would be appreciated!
Depends what part you are doing?
I used a Garmin which made life a lot easier. Although I'm ex army and pretty confident with my navigational skills.
There is a few places where trails branch of in similar directions but only 1 is the right one. Map and compass - you may end up retracing your steps a few times. GPS - right first time.
For example - climbing out of Kinloch Hourn - I camped with a German couple but set off 5 mins before them. Once at the top, I stood and watched them as they were heading off in the wrong direction after taking the wrong branch. Luckily they noticed me and cut across. (I won't mention that he was also following a GPS....)
At the end of the day though, you are heading north (or south). All routes in that general direction are correct providing you choose your terrain wisely
by yalluri » Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:12 pm
great report on your walk.
Was hoping to do the trail this coming April and within the same time frame as yourself (2 weeks).
I have a few questions would appreciate your advice : -
From what I hear the ferry wont be working in April so will have to terminate the walk at Kinlochbervie? is this correct?
Also I'm a keen photographer so on my walks I'm allways clicking away so will no doubt slow me down. If I run out of time to finish the walk do I have options to get off the trail and head back home?
Most of the walks I've done so far were tea house style walks so unsure on how much and what type of food I'd need to carry. I'm guessing figuring out the weight to calorie ratio is an art form.
thanks in advance.
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by walkingpoles » Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:59 pm