Glasgow to Cape Wrath in 3 easy stages!
It all started with my good friend Al from Gloucester asking me to go with him on a long walk as navigator as he didn’t trust himself not to get lost! He had never done such a thing before, had been walking more and now saw this as the next step. I agreed as long as I could choose the walk. I had read a lot about the West Highland Way and this seemed the obvious walk. I also knew there was a lot of scope for doing excursions from the official route to take in some big mountains. I went back to Big Al and told him we were doing the West Highland Way, which starts in Milngavie (on the edge of Glasgow) to Fort William but deviating from the official route to do a mountain (such as any convenient Munro – a Scottish mountain of at least 914m / 3000 feet) every day, where available.
Once completed we decided to carry on over the following 2 summers to Cape Wrath, via Ullapool. The route was whatever I could find on the maps as there are no guide books and I wanted the extra challenge of planning a long distance route rather than following someone else’s!