How to get to Cape Wrath

Located at the very top of Scotland, Cape Wrath is one of Britain’s most iconic places. In fact, it sits right at the corner of the north and west Scottish coasts.

This means that you’re treated to a stunning range of exceptional views complete with dramatic coastlines and a wild and vast ocean to admire.

Better yet, on good days you get clear views of Orkney, and the Westen Isles. If this isn’t enough to pique your interest in this phenomenal spot, it’s also got a range of geological features, a lot of history and strong maritime importance.

But, how can you get to this out-of-the-way gem? Read on to find out!

how to get to cape wrath

Troublesome location

As a starting point, Cape Wrath is about as isolated as you can get in the UK. It’s not the easiest place to get to thanks to its remote location too. In fact, there’s only one road in to get to it!

This single road is actually separated from the main network of roads by the Kyle of Durness. To make things even more complicated for the average visitor, there are also no public transport options to get here.

So, with that in mind, let’s take a look at how you can reach this isolated spot

Taking a trek

If you’re a little bit more of an intrepid traveller, then you can aim to access this single road by hiking. However, you’re going to have to travel across some moorland in order to get there. If you want a bit more adventure though, this could be the way to go, just check out the weather before you attempt it!

Stay dry on the ferry

If you don’t intend to go walking, then the only way you can actually get to this road is by the Cape Wrath Ferry. This is actually a foot passenger boat and this crosses the Kyle. You can book this yourself, or make the crossing even easier with a tour.

Getting there by minibus

The final option available is with a tour. And this is the easiest, most hassle-free option out there. There are regular minibus tours available and these will get you to the ferry and then pick you up at the other end. The bus provides a tour across the entire 11-mile road of Cape Wrath. Better yet, you get a guided tour with it too and can learn about this fabulous wilderness in comfort.