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Scottish National Trail: Sandwood Bay to Cape Wrath

Climb away from the beach, then navigate a series of hills and gullies near the coast, boggy with no obvious path, and requiring water crossings, before concluding the Scottish National Trail at Cape Wrath Lighthouse.

Hiking Difficult

12 km
463 m
432 m
3-4 hrs
Low Point
0 m
High Point
207 m
Scottish National Trail: Sandwood Bay to Cape Wrath Map

This is a popular hiking route which is generally considered to be difficult. It's an unknown remoteness, it features unknown exposure and is typically done in an unknown time of year. From a low point of 0 m to the maximum altitude of 207 m, the route covers 12 km, 463 vertical metres of ascent and 432 vertical metres of descent.




Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.