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The Cape Wrath Trail(ish) in winter(ish) – a very brief account

In February 2019, I hiked 299 miles from Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath, the north-westernmost point of mainland Britain, mostly following the Cape Wrath Trail. Here’s how it went, plus a few photos. Folks looking for a comprehensive trip report may be disappointed this time. I’m a professional

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The Cape Wrath Trail in winter: seeking silence in the Scottish Highlands

Time to announce my big winter project for early 2019. More: * Gear list on Lighterpack * Why go offline – and how? * Resupply plan It’s time to talk about a project I’ve been planning for a while. You may have seen hints on social media or in my newsletter about

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Naeboots on the Cape Wrath Trail

Alex Roddie describes his experiences walking Scotland’s greatest long-distance route… with nae boots. This article was first published in The Great Outdoors Magazine, October 2015. ‘You’ll never make it across Knoydart in those flimsy shoes, mate. And that lightweight tent’ll be ripped to shreds.’ Another backpacker had