CWT Knoydart variant 2: Inverie to Barrisdale Bay

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This route heads back to the main Cape Wrath Trail by leaving Inverie by the track up Gleann an Dubh-Lochain, continuing to cross the Màm Barrisdale via a old hill path. The route then descends to Barrisdale Bay; the stage is shorter and some may opt to continue to Kinloch Hourn.


Clear tracks and hill paths, boggy in places.

Public Transport

No road access; ferry service to Inverie from Mallaig.


Old Forge, Inverie. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

Hillwalking in Winter

Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Skills page for basic information on the essential skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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