Cape Wrath Trail

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  1. Robin

    Robin Moderator Staff Member

    I enjoyed this guy’s CWT videos. He did the first part with his dog. I like his self deprecating manner. :)

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  2. Franky

    Franky Ultralighter

    Robin, Walk with Wallace just posting up his atm
    Hounds of Howgate a few years ago with his dog, Moss
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  3. Robin

    Robin Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks. Seen both of those. That’s probably why this popped up on my YouTube suggestions.
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  4. markgoodlad

    markgoodlad Trail Blazer

    This is good timing. Looking at planning a route for September. Will probably only have time for half of it but gives me a great idea as to what to expect from the terrain.
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  5. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Moderator Staff Member

    Been watching the Walk with Wallace videos, quite interesting.
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  6. Robin

    Robin Moderator Staff Member

    Iain Harper who wrote the Cicerone guide for the CWT is releasing a series of videos too

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  7. Robin

    Robin Moderator Staff Member

    At 15:22 in the WWW video there’s a useful small variation to the route

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  8. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Moderator Staff Member

    Have decided the dog is the star. :D
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  9. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    I bumped into him, I think on the 10th. Seemed like a nice guy :)
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  10. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Moderator Staff Member

    Doubt I'll ever walk the CWT but I just had to watch the Hounds of Howgate series (Moss is the star) and I've bought the latest edition of the Cicerone guidebook.
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  11. dovidola

    dovidola Thru Hiker

    I fancy giving it a go, and I don't 'do' LDPs. Double the average completion time to 5 weeks or so spanning April/May, and that'll be what I'll aim for.

    24 walking days averaging 10 miles, interspersed with 12 rest days (because I like them).

    Resupply logistics will be a new thing to learn about - I was wondering about a prebooked B&B/hotel holding a parcel for me to collect - has anyone got experience of this?
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  12. OwenM

    OwenM Section Hiker

    There's supermarkets in Fort William, Ullapool and Durness. Small village shops in Shiel Bridge, Torridon, Poolewe and Kinlochbervie. Not sure about Kinlochewe I didn't go there. Don't know about sending yourself parcels but I don't see why not if you ask first.
  13. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    PO in Kinlochewe, with some supplies in the shop. I remember gas and meths there. Pub, campsite and restauraunt there too.
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  14. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Moderator Staff Member

    The Cicerone guide says there is a shop/post office and a small shop at the garage. :) Of course not having been there I don't know if it is still the case.
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  15. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    Yep. 2 shops in Kinlochewe. Both sell stuff a hiker can eat n carry. . Garage upgraded a few years ago.

    Chap we met last week had sent a parcel to Inchnadamph hostel. They had a few there waiting to be collected apparently. They weren't taking bookings/campers and nearby Hotel was closed to non residents. There's a few pitches up near the Trail junction. Either side of river.
  16. Shewie

    Shewie Chief Slackpacker Staff Member

    Not exactly service with a smile at Kinlochewe PO from memory :)

    (whatever you do, don’t ask to borrow a pen)

    I think we did 3 parcels, Shiel Bridge campsite, Kinlochewe YHA and Inchnadamph YHA
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  17. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    The most I carried was 4 days of food and didn't post anywhere. But then I was quite fast (9 days, started at glenfinnan and had a nero in Ullapool) so would have been maybe 5-6 days max going a bit slower.
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