Cape Wrath Trail backpacking kit list

Really good article thanks ,

Out n about in Scotland

I thought I’d share my kit list that I took for the Cape Wrath trail earlier this year, and also some notes on what items of gear worked and what didn’t.

The walk took 15 days.  My pack came to 28lbs when fully packed and would vary depending on how much food we had eaten.  I found this comfortable and manageable for a heavy pack.  If it seems on the heavier side it’s because I feel the cold easily so needed to pack a wee bit extra and account for that.  My pack itself is great.  I used to have a lightweight one by Golite that I took on a coast-to-coast backpack across Scotland a couple of years ago, but the trade-off between lightweight vs comfort did not suit me – I was in a lot of pain and ended up with bad weals on my hips and shoulders where it dug in.  The Osprey…

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