Cape Wrath Trail
The Cape Wrath Trail is among the UK’s toughest but also most rewarding long-distance routes – where better to find solitude and a break from the noise of switched-on modern living?
You’ll find a feature on Alex Roddie’s journey along the trail in the May 2019 issue of our magazine, and in this section of our website we’ve published additional content. Look out for a guide to tackling the trail outside the usual three seasons, a photo gallery, gear reviews, and more.
The draw of the Cape Wrath Trail: in conversation with backpackers taking on Britain's premier long-distance route
Sunshine, bogs, river crossings and blizzards: we take a deep dive into the wonders and hardships of the Cape Wrath Trail, Britain’s toughest long-distance hike.
The harder, wilder season in the Highlands is a great time to take on the UK’s toughest trail – if you’re prepared and have the necessary skills. Here’s how to plan a winter CWT.
Part two of our planning guide covers skills, equipment, logistical challenges, common route variants, and further reading.
In February 2019, TGO’s Alex Roddie hiked the Cape Wrath Trail – and although he sought winter conditions, the trail had other plans. These images document his journey.
You don’t have to be climbing a remote Munro to find you have no phone signal; there are still many parts of the UK that have no reliable mobile coverage. When mobile connectivity is unreliable or non-existent, satellite communication comes into its own.
No.9 is the most important…
Gear and food reviews
A big pack that still manages to keep the weight down.
An ultralight synthetic vest, ideal for layering in winter.
Alex Roddie puts Bridgedale’s new Stormsocks through challenging conditions in the Scottish Highlands – so how did they perform after several hundred miles?
Header image © James Roddie