Shenavall to Inverlael
As it's no longer possible to take a ferry across Loch Broom from Altnaharrie this shorter leg - falling somewhere near the halfway mark on the Cape Wrath Trail - offers a chance to get transport to the facilities of Ullapool if needed from the end of the stage. After a steep pull up from Strath na Sealga the route crosses boggy ground before passing Corrie Hallie and heading up and over bleak, featureless moorland before descending to the road at Inverlael.
The ascent from Shenavall and path over the moorland is quite eroded by the passage of thousands of boots, but otherwise this leg follows good paths and vehicle tracks.
No road access to Shenavall. Inverlael is on the main Inverness to Ullapool bus route but buses may not pick up.
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 Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.
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