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  • North-West Frontiers Heading into the wild hills of the far north

    Heading into the wild hills of the far north

  • North-West Frontiers Wild and remote through Assynt

    Wild and remote through Assynt

  • North-West Frontiers Remote trekking on North to the Cape

    Remote trekking on North to the Cape

  • North-West Frontiers Enjoying a lunch at Sandwood

    Enjoying a lunch at Sandwood

  • North-West Frontiers Time to celebrate at the end of the trek

    Time to celebrate at the end of the trek


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The Route

North to the Cape

Grade Fit
  • Supported journey from Ullapool to Cape Wrath
  • Magnificent walking in the far northwest
  • Stunning coastal scenery and the famed Sandwood Bay
  • Truly wild walking
Code Departure Duration Availability Price
NWT0118 12 May 2018 7 Nights
LIMITED £1025 Book

 

A fabulous week of trekking from Ullapool to Cape Wrath


We start our trek on Saturday afternoon when we cover the first stretch from Ullapool to Strathcanaird.

The following days we will trek across the haunting moors of Assynt to reach Ledmore, then Inchnadamph, Kylesku, Achfary and on to just northeast of Riconich. This is wild walking but we make use of old paths and tracks.

On our last day we tackle the classic walk encompassing Sandwood Bay and Cape Wrath. This is arguably one of the highlights of the trek with dramatic coastal scenery, towering sea stacks and shimmering beaches bounded by the Atlantic Ocean.

The trip is based in Ullapool & Scourie with the walks being minibus supported. This means you will only have to carry a daypack and you will be picked-up and dropped off at the start/finish of each walk.


Itinerary

Saturday - Ullapool – Strathcanaird
After check in at your accommodation in Ullapool we walk from Ullapool to Strathcanaird. We start at Ullapool hill and will have lovely views of the Western seaboard.

Sunday - Strathcanaird – Achiltibuie
Today we continue our trek from Strathcanaird to Achiltibuie along the ‘old postman’s track’. We will climb over the far shoulder of Coigach and follow the rough coastal path with wonderful ever changing seascapes.

Monday - Benmore – Inchnadamph
We walk from Benmore into the heart of the Assynt mountain range. We ascend up and over a high pass with dramatic views all the way down to Inchnadamph.

Tuesday - Inchnadamph – Kylesku
Starting at Inchnadamph we walk from the shores of Loch Assynt on stalkers paths up and over the high col between Glas Bheinn and Beinn Uidhe. Gushing waterfalls and rough mountain slopes mark our way to Loch na Gainmhich.

Wednesday - Kylestrome – Achfary
Today we have an easier and shorter walk. We will walk on a good track finishing at Achfary Forest and the shores of Loch More. We will be treated with wonderful views of Arkle and Ben Stack along the way. After today’s walk we will travel on to Scourie, where we will be staying the last 3 nights.

Thursday - Loch Stack – Gualin
Today we will have a great walk through the timeless landscape of the north. A long but rewarding day ascending high amidst the dramatic mountains of Foinaven and Arkle.

Friday - Cape Wrath – Blairmore (Sandwood Bay)
Our final walking day is a classic coastal walk. First we take the boat and bus to the most north-westerly tip of Scotland. From Cape Wrath we walk south to beautiful Sandwood bay. There are many river crossings, so it will be a challenge to keep our feet dry!

Saturday - Travel back to Inverness


Accommodation

During the holiday we will stay in comfortable, quality guesthouses in Ullapool (4 nights) and Scourie/Kinlochbervie (3 nights). You can be sure of a friendly and warm Highland welcome. In the evenings, the group usually meets for a meal at one of the friendly local pubs or restaurants in the villages.

 


Single Supplement

A limited number of single rooms are available from £100


Pickup / Dropoff

Meet at Inverness Railway Station 11:00
Finish in Inverness 12:00


Included / Excluded

Included:

  • 7 nights bed and breakfast in comfortable guesthouses
  • 2 x dinner (first and last night)
  • 6 days walking with a qualified and experienced NWF leader
  • All road and boat transport during the trip

Excluded:

  • Travel to and from Inverness
  • (Packed) lunches
  • Travel insurance
  • Miscellaneous expenses like drinks, entrance fees etc


Code Departure Duration Availability Price
NWT0118 12 May 2018 7 Nights
LIMITED £1025 Book

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