Join us for 3 hours & enjoy this unique experience! Sunday 30th: Sandwood Bay – Cape Wrath (7k walking) Some experienced riders who would want efficiency and to tough it out on the more challenging sections could use a gravel bike, although we would suggest tyres with around 40mm width as a minimum. Suileag Bothy Cape Wrath is the most North Westerly point of the British mainland and one of it's most remote roads. Cape Wrath Trail is a hiking route that runs through the Scottish Highlands and along the west coast of Scotland.. Wednesday 26th: Climb Stac Pollaidh – Wee mad road to Suilven Cycling UK is a trading name of Cyclists’ Touring Club (CTC) a company limited by guarantee, While some parts of the route are accessible for all levels of ability, many sections take you through hilly terrain where you may be quite far from civilisation. it wasn't my idea! Lastly, the Cape Wrath Trail crosses the Scottish Highlands and as such has three major challenges: the weather, the fact that it is so remote and rarely travelled, and the critters (midges and ticks). For some sections, you can choose to follow the main route or test yourself on an alternative ‘challenge loop’ for some big climbs, great views and fantastic descents. The Cape Wrath Trail is often considered the hardest long distance trek in the UK. 2 November 2020 - following periods of wet weather, there are several river crossings which can be difficult and potentially risky when the water is in full flow (Part 5, Fort Augustus to Oykel Bridge). It’s a must visit spot if you’re in the area, and had been on my list from day one so I was very glad to have made it, and that it wasn’t foggy. EDIT: found your more recent post, cheers! Monday 31st: Cape Wrath – Durness Upgrade your experience! For 2020 we hit the drawing board to create this high performing mountain bike which is ideal for UK trail centres, at our most competitive price yet. A hybrid bike, with 50mm-wide tyres with reasonable tread would also suffice for much of the route, but our recommended choice of bike overall would be a hardtail mountain bike or short travel (100mm) full-suspension, for comfort, enjoyment and security on the rougher terrain and descents. Starting in Fort William and finishing at Cape Wrath, the 400km, 8-day journey winds through the world's most inspirational landscapes including Knoydart, Kintail, Torridon, Assynt, and Sutherland. Starting in Fort William and finishing at Cape Wrath, the 400km, 8-day journey winds through the world's most inspirational landscapes including Knoydart, Kintail, Torridon, Assynt, and Sutherland. Buy your own printed copy of the route guide. The routes can also be viewed on the Ordnance Survey website. I thoroughly expect some hike-a-bike along the way as well…. Cape Wrath Trail - CapeWrathTrailGuide.org. Find out more about the Great North Trail. Cheers. Qualification for the Cape Wrath Fellowship was straightforward but not easy. Seite 1 — Ist das noch gesund? Das sieht man am Ausgangspunkt des Cape Wrath Trail, in … This topic has 10 replies, 8 voices, and was last updated. The Great North Trail links the Pennine Bridleway with the northern tips of mainland Scotland, through some of Britain’s most stunning upland areas and four National Parks. The Cape Wrath Trail is a 230 mile, 3-week challenge through wild and magnificent landscapes, such as Morar, Knoydart, Torridon and Assynt. GPX files updated 28 July 2020 with a slight change to the route - please make sure you have the most current version. But if you put some effort forward, you'll see some pretty spectacular scenery and get a damn good taste of the Scottish highlands. It usually takes 2-3 weeks to complete and is considered the most difficult long-distance walk in the UK. Dismiss, Viewing 11 posts - 1 through 11 (of 11 total), Premier Partners for Singletrack issues & exclusive subscriber perks, Metcheck MTB Weather Forecasts At A Glance, Singletrack Cycle Of Good Inner Tube Belt, Singletrack Lockdown 2020 426ml Coffee Mug, Editor’s Choice Awards 2020 – Amanda’s Pick, The Museum of Cycling Curiosities – The Plus Size Brompton, Deviate Highlander Long Term Test Bike Build. most of the route from cape wrath to sandwood bay is like this 🙂, sandwood bay is really nice though … so is cape wrath! The road itself is not connected to the main public road network so access is by the Cape Wrath Ferry, a foot passenger boat from Keoldale a mile south of Durness (make sure you arrange a return time as there’s no other way back). Friday 21st: Nothing/Climb Liathach the short way The Cape Wrath Trail is regarded as the toughest long-distance route in Britain and offers unparalleled freedom and adventure to the experienced and self-sufficient backpacker prepared to walk for many days in remote wilderness. Each route page has a link to the guide and downloadable GPX files. Newsletter Settings, Cut off date for issue 135 of Singletrack is the 25th January - You need to join us by this date in order to receive the next issue. The Cape Wrath Ultra® is Scotland’s finest multi-stage ultra running event. Remember, Cape Wrath Mini Bus is the only vehicular option available to the public on Cape Wrath Peninsula! Thursday 3rd: Ben Loyal – Loch Choire A guidebook to the Cape Wrath Trail, a long-distance trek through the Scottish Highlands from Fort William to Cape Wrath. A guidebook to the Cape Wrath Trail, a long-distance trek through the Scottish Highlands from Fort William to Cape Wrath. Friday 4th: loch Choire – Brora – Train – Home! Photo by Joolze Dymond, A back-up map is always advised. Photo by Joolze Dymond, Gravel bikes and mountain bikes work well for this route. Anybody cycled the Cape Wrath trail or know of any information on cycling it, can find plenty on the West Highland Way, but nothing on the Cape Wrath. If you prefer riding, rather than carrying your bike though, then you’re in luck. Ein Weg, dem der Wanderer einfach … The ride in from the Kinlochbervie road is no problem, other than the soft sand in the dunes at the very end. Check the An Turas Mor website for additional updates for sections between Glasgow and Cape Wrath. Need to find out sooner rather than later…. Please check the Scottish Canals website for updates and follow any diversion notices until this is fixed. A comprehensive guide to the Cape Wrath Trail, one of the most challenging long distance walks in the UK, published by Cicerone and now in a fully updated Second Edition. What is behaviour change and how does it apply to cycling? Cape Wrath Trail Gear List. I'll then cycle across to the East coast somewhere to catch the train home. You can choose your own level of challenge. Join us for 3 hours & enjoy this unique experience! The route leads you across most of the north west coast of Scotland via Morar, Knoydart, Torridon and Assynt, winding through its most beautiful glens and mountains. Crossing such empty country, it is for the experienced backpacker only. Der Cape Wrath Trail (oder CWT) ist nicht wirklich ein festgelegter Fernwanderweg, denn es gibt weder eine feste Route noch findet man irgendwo Wegweiser. not sure what the "cape wrath trail" is but i've carried my bike from cape wrath to sandwood bay before … don't do it! We camped and my wife was shittin£ herself due to bumping into a strange man at the lighthouse around 10:30pm!! Difficulty ratings are included for each part of the route, using the standard mountain biking grading system. it's also a military zone and the road gets closed (exercises on) – so I'd do some checking on that – also ferry times. I've planned on 50km a day, if only to give me some flexibility and the time to climb some hills on the way. Inhalt Auf einer Seite lesen Inhalt. Plenty of stuff about a Claud Butler bike, which is bugger all use! D Der Cape Wrath Trail ist ein ca. The Cape Wrath Trail is a 230 mile, 3-week challenge through wild and magnificent landscapes, such as Morar, Knoydart, Torridon and Assynt. I’d done it. Premium maps are available in this area. Cape Wrath Trail: Ist das noch gesund? 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The current wisdom seems to be Do Not Try To Ride from Sandwood Bay to Cape Wrath, which is rather messing with my plans 🙁 Cape Wrath is also one of the final destinations for the Cycling UK’s newly launched Great North Trail. Running 800 miles north from the bottom of the Peak District National Park in England, this trail takes you through some of the best and wildest spots of northern England, and then on an end-to-end of Scotland, with either Cape Wrath or John o’ Groats as final destinations. Posted on March 30, 2017 November 13, 2019; by Roel; In this series, I look back on my three-week solo hike along the Cape Wrath Trail: Scotland’s most challenging long-distance trail. Registered as a charity in England and Wales charity no: 1147607 and in Scotland Given the varied nature of the route, some sections are more suited to different kinds of bikes. It is approximately 200 miles in length and is considered to be one of the most challenging long distance walks in the UK. The Cape Wrath Trail (CWT) has a deceiving name: it is actually not a trail, but a route, running the length of the Scottish Highlands between Fort William in the south and Cape Wrath in the north. Photo by Max Darkins, Test yourself on one of the challenge loops. 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The route is divided into eight sections, each of which you could ride in full over a long weekend or choose a shorter segment as a day ride. But if you put some effort forward, you'll see some pretty spectacular scenery and get a damn good taste of the Scottish highlands. The trail's path through Scotland takes in picturesque areas such as the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, Loch Ness and Cape Wrath. Im Herbst vergangenen Jahres habe ich den ersten Teil des Cape Wrath Trail an der Westküste Schottlands absolviert oder besser gesagt durchlitten. via Lochinver (Pies!) For 2020 we hit the drawing board to create this high performing mountain bike which is ideal for UK trail centres, at our most competitive price yet. Located in Sutherland in the Highlands of Scotland, Cape Wrath is the most northwestern point of the UK. Registered office: Parklands, Railton Road, Guildford, Surrey GU2 9JX. Here’s what to expect: 1.Wet feet Cycle An Turas Mor, Scotland's premier long-distance mountain bike trail from Glasgow to Cape Wrath. *track From Sandwood bay (camping no facilities – river water)to Kinlochbervie hotel is nearly all rideable on a 'cart track' bit steep up from beach,however from lighthouse to there is probably prety shit, that it's tussocks, marsh and quite hard esp if wet season – but has been done. Link Removal Join the Cape Wrath Fellowship. Crossing grid references: NH 43999 45380 (road detour via Eskadale and Ardnagrask), NH 41528 95411 and NH 37381 97583 (road detour via Culrain). Be Warned, *track From Sandwood bay (camping no facilities – river water)to Kinlochbervie hotel is nearly all rideable. A guidebook to the Cape Wrath Trail, a long-distance trek through the Scottish Highlands from Fort William to Cape Wrath. In these circumstances you might prefer to plan a detour along the road rather than having to backtrack. Ein Weg, dem der Wanderer einfach folgen könnte, ist nur im geringen Maße zu finden. SSE Renewables say this is only while refurbishment work is taking place, so it is possible to cross the dam between 14:00 on Fridays to 19:30 on Mondays. Each chapter includes information about places of interest along the route, recommended refreshment stops and cycle-friendly accommodation, as well as nearby train stations and bike shops. Seite 3 — Der Arctic Circle Trail ruft; Die richtige Ration ist tatsächlich das Thema unter den Cape-Wrath-Wanderern. And to see the Gallery lit up in all its glory was properly emotional. The route passes through some remote upland areas, so don’t rely on having a phone signal! Aufgrund des schwierigen, oft weglosen und kräfteraubenden Geländes, ist es ratsam 1-2 Ruhetage während der Tour einzuplanen oder … Nothing odd at all, just a bit of fun if you want to apply for it. 320 km langer Weg durch die nord-westlichen schottischen Highlands von Fort William bis nach Cape Wrath ganz im Nordwesten. We've been looking at maps and are looking at doing the route coming south, so we can get to Fort Bill and get some rest and then maybe finish with the WHW, looks suitably stupid. The ‘right’ bike will depend on the rider, and your abilities and priorities – efficiency, comfort, or to ride and enjoy the more technical sections at speed. I’m planning something similar over Easter. registered in England no: 25185. All you have to do is send them a pic of you in front of the lighthouse smiling, with your bike of course. Privacy Cape Wrath Trail Tip 20 – Don’t Camp on the Lawn at Kinloch Hourn. One option is the long-distance hiking route known as the Cape Wrath Trail up the Western coast of Scotland. Essentially: ride within your ability, be prepared, have fun. It’s … A few hours later a shrieking woman appeared demanding that everyone get off her lawn. The topic ‘Cape Wrath Trail’ is closed to new replies. It usually takes 2-3 weeks to complete and is considered the most difficult long-distance walk in the UK. However, the nature of the terrain varies in different areas - there are many rugged upland trails across exposed moorland, suitable for more experienced mountain bikers, but also shorter sections of canal path and disused railway perfect for family days out. The Cape Wrath Trail is a long distance walk from Fort William to the northwesternmost point of mainland Britain, Cape Wrath. The Scottish National Trail. I have always been drawn to those remote and hard trails – maybe it is my need to feel that I’m on the edge and pushing my survival limits – so the Cape Wrath Trail became my goal in the UK. Other resources online make it sound incredibly hard, but I think it … These ratings are intended as a guide only, to help you decide which sections are best for you. Most CWT hikes are roughly 230-250 miles in length, depending on the exact route taken, and you’ll need at least two weeks to do it. Cape Wrath ist der Endpunkt des Fernwanderweges Cape Wrath Trail, der in Fort William beginnt. Leaving Glenfinnan on the 17th, i expect to get to Cape Wrath on the 30th, give or take. The Cape Wrath Trail is an unofficial long distance trail and as such it is very remote and rarely walked. I'm doing it, or my version of it, in May. There's nothing else in Britain like it. From there to the lighthouse looked like it'd be a carry most, if not all, the way. Forum Rules The Cape Wrath Trail is a 230 mile, 3-week challenge through wild and magnificent landscapes, such as Morar, Knoydart, Torridon and Assynt. Yep, thats the bit I've yet to 'plan', the firing range. To ride to the end of the trail past my old University haunts, along the Kelvin cycle path, past Maryhill, the Botanical Gardens, and through Kelvingrove beneath Glasgow University felt like such a fitting way to end my ride. Heather,Bog and hard underfoot terrain! There are a million different variations, directions, and ideas when it comes to this route. The Cape Wrath Trail is the expedition of a lifetime, traversing 200 miles of Scotland's wildest and most beautiful country. Sunday 23rd: Poolewe – Shenavall bothy Nach heute weiß ich, es ist nicht nur das Gelände, was den Cape Wrath Trail zu einem so harten Trail macht. I decided that I had to do it. The Ozone Cafe and Cape get quite a few visitors, either people who’ve come over on the ferry and minibus, hikers doing the Cape Wrath trail, or kayakers! Hiking The Cape Wrath Trail – Part I. Devised by outdoors writer and broadcaster Cameron McNeish, the Scottish National Trail is a challenging, 864 kilometre-long unofficial long distance walking route running the length of Scotland from Kirk Yetholm to Cape Wrath. don’t forget to register for the Fellowship 😉 better than the masons. Thursday 20th: Bearneas – Torridon Hostel Despite some wet and wild weather, I was never uncomfortable during the hike and felt prepared for any meteorological scenario that may have occurred. The Cape Wrath name is synonymous in the world of mountain biking for years. Join the Cape Wrath Fellowship For 70 years Cycling UK’s Cape Wrath Fellowship has put cyclists to the test. Premier Club T he Cape Wrath Trail is the best long-distance hike in the UK. 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