Off up to Cape Wrath next week on the bike. Probably from Ullapool
First real cycle adventure - bit of a kit trial ready for big cycle tour next year in Canada
Any tips welcome.
Cycle on the left
Watch out for lots and lots of cars on the main road heading out of Ullapool (NC 500 very very busy)
Ensure you have enough food or have looked in advance for places (that are open at this time of year) to buy food from
Take rain gear - you will need it
Remember to look at the scenery when passing through it - easy to forget that on a bike
Have fun - good luck - let us know how you get on
The bunkhouse at Durness is open all year.
The ferry is unlikely to be running - so unlikely that you'll get to cape wrath.
If you're positive that you want to get to the cape then there's a bridge just south of Durness. Use this and then traverse around the parve back on to the road.
It's not possible to cycle from Sandwood bay up to cape wrath - i know - I've tried.
Good luck and have fun.
Sandswood bay to wrapth
good lock with that on a bike
tip is to hit low water crossing sandswood lock
do come back and tell us your tale
It's amazing - Can't speak to the bit to Cape Wrath but I rode from Durness to Ullapool on the NC500 Easter last year. Absolutely stunning. Take less than you think given you're carrying it and do plan the food stops. We found cafes pretty sparse round there but stopped in Lochinver, Kylesku and Durness on that route.
I've walked from Cape Wrath to Sandwood and I'll be impressed if you do that on a bike. Also it is an MoD firing range - you can phone up and find when its open or closed. Can't advise about coming in from Durness if ferry not running, looks about 3 miles of pretty tough ground coming in from the south to get to the start of the track at the west end of the ferry crossing.
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