2013 Route

From Glasgow to Cape Wrath in Three Weeks

Averaging 20 miles a day my challenge is to complete 400 miles of hiking through Scotland in 20 days. The route will take me from sea level to sea level, with 27,636 metres cumulative height ascended along the way.

Starting in Glasgow I will be making my way up the West Highland Way to Fort William. During this time I will hope to take some time out to do some more adventurous and scenic routes such as Coire Gabhail, the Aonach Eagach, the Ring of Steall and Ben Nevis.

From there I shall be moving onto the Cape Wrath Trail, a 230 mile trail through the wilds of Scotland and what is often described as Britain’s toughest trail. Covering some of the remotest parts of mainland Britain, it has no set route, and is not (yet) a nationally recognised trail. It is neither signposted nor waymarked, it is not just another walk along a footpath. It is listed as taking 2-3 weeks to complete. I’m going to have to beat that.

To put this all into perspective, here’s what it looks like on a map:

It looks so straightforward on a map - just keep going north. In reality it's probably not going to be that easy.

2013 Hitting The Hills Route

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