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North to the Cape


349 km / 217 miles
A backpacking trekking route through the West Highlands from Fort William to Cape Wrath, for the experienced walker. Taking 2-3 weeks, this crosses wild land of Scotlandís northwest coast including Morar, Knoydart, Applecross, Torridon and Assynt on its way to the Cape. It visits Lochs Arkaig, Hourn, Duich, Carron, Maree, Broom, Assynt and More before reaching the northern coast to finish.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Very Challenging
Start: NN094751 - Fort William, Highland View on StreetMap
Finish: NC258747 - Cape Wrath, Highland View on StreetMap

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook North to the Cape : a trek from Fort William to Cape Wrath  (Cicerone Press  - 1999 )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
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OS Landranger 9, 15, 16, 19, 20, 25, 33, 40, 41
OS Landranger Active 9, 15, 16, 19, 20, 25, 33, 40, 41
OS Explorer 391, 392, 398, 399, 413, 414, 429, 433, 435, 436, 439, 440, 442, 445, 446
OS Explorer Active 391, 392, 398, 399, 413, 414, 429, 433, 435, 436, 439, 440, 442, 445, 446

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Route Profile:

349.2 km (217.0 miles)
12,143 m (39,839 ft) ascent
712 m (2,336 ft)  maximum height

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