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bsmyth
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« on: April 18, 2007, 09:49:36 am »

I understand this is a circular route but can find very little info about it. Can anyone help please?
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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2007, 06:42:35 pm »

Hi,
Nosey as ever and always interested in walks in Scotland, tried a few searches on t'internet and came across the 'Wester Ross Coastal Walk' and indeed as you say is a circular walk. First time I'd heard of it but there appears to be a decent web site at www.celticfringe.org.uk/activities.htm Scroll down to the walk break-down as well as accommodation etc. I'm sure that the Celtic Fringe on their contact numbers/e-mail etc will be able to help further.
Kind regards,
Roy.
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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2007, 08:15:14 am »

Thanks Roy.
 I had seen this but the info is very limited. I just wondered if there was any more info available. I have looked at a number of web sites which I thought may be relevant or provide a link but no luck. However I am in that neck of the woods in a copule of weeks and will see if there is any local info available.
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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2007, 08:08:23 am »

I have done a little more research on this.
Firstly the "Trail" is a description of a road route. However there is a walking route named the "Easter Ross Route." Having done a little more research, including asking the Celtic Fringe and the tourist office in Gairloch, I can only find a general description:

"This is a circular walk on roads and good paths, with accommodation available at some point on each stage (best to book in advance during the height of the tourist season).

Gairloch to Redpoint
Redpoint to Diabaig
Diabaig to Torridon
Torridon to Coulags (Strath Carron)
Coulags to Kinlochewe (via Coulin)
Kinlochewe to Poolewe
Poolewe to Rubha Reidh
Rubha Reidh to Gairloch "

I have been unable to uncover any further info. Having looked at the map this looks like a fairly arduous walk in parts (for me at any rate), but given reasonable weather could be very rewarding. Someday, hopefully. It's now on the "walks to be considered list".
 

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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2007, 09:19:47 am »

My friend and i are still working on this with a view to perhaps doing it next year. I have gleaned a little more info from Celtic Fringe who are very friendly and helpful. I have suggested it may be in their interest (their aim is to attract visitors to this part of wester Ross) to produce a leaflet on the Traill. Here is the further detail I have. You will see the "circuit" is not complete but doesn't need much work to do so.

DAY ONE
START: RED POINT
FINISH: DIABAIG
DISTANCE: 15KMS (9 MILES)
MAPS: SHEET 19 Gairloch
& Ullapool

DAY TWO
START: DIABAIG
FINISH: TORRIDON
DISTANCE: 16KMS (10 MILES)
MAPS: SHEET 24 Raasay &
Applecross

DAY THREE
START: ANNAT
FINISH: COULAGS
DISTANCE: 19KMS (12 MILES)
MAPS: SHEET 24
SHEET 25 Glen
Carron



DAY FOUR
START: ACHNASHELLAC
FINISH: KINLOCHEWE
DISTANCE: 19KMS (12 MILES)
MAPS: SHEET 25 Glen Car
ron
SHEET: 19 Gairloch
& Ullapool

DAY FIVE (A)
Take bus from Kinlochewe to Slattadale
START: SLATTADALE
FINISH: POOLEWE
DISTANCE: 13KMS (8 MILES)
MAPS: SHEET 19 Gairloch
& Ullapool


DAY SIX
START: POOLEWE
FINISH: RUA REIDH
DISTANCE: 21KMS (9 MILES)
MAPS: SHEET 19 Gairloch
& Ullapool

DAY FIVE (B)
START: Kinlochewe
FINISH: POOLEWE
DISTANCE: 23 MILES
MAPS: SHEET 19 Gairloch
& Ullapool


The Rua Reidh to Gairloch is 13 miles of road walk
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« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2008, 08:51:23 pm »

hello bsmyth

Did you manage to do this walk or find out further information?

Dave
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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2008, 09:42:06 am »

No I haven't done it yet nor found out any more info. It's on the back burner for now as we are walking the Cumbrian Way this year. Still have it in my sights tho'. It looks a great walk. Don't know if Celtic Fringe have provided any more info either http://www.celticfringe.org.uk/.
Good luck and look fwd to hearing if you make any progress.
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