Morvich to Maol-bhuidhe

This is a beautiful stage of the Cape Wrath Trail, with generally good conditions underfoot and few real navigational challenges. From Morvich the route follows a popular path to the dramatic Falls of Glomach before an airy, very steep and scrambly descent, before heading up Glen Elchaig and a hill crossing to end at the exceptionally remote Maol-bhuidhe bothy. There is no road access and it is assumed walkers will stay in the bothy or wild-camp.


Clear, firm footpaths in the main, but occasional rough, boggy footpaths and pathless terrain. Descent by the Falls of Glomach is on a precarious, exposed path with minor scrambling. There are burn and river crossings which may become impassable in spate.

Public Transport

Bus to Morvich; no road access to end of stage.


Morvich. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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