Update from Mark Parker’s Cape Wrath walk


Mark Parker is walking the Cape Wrath trail and has just sent us an update. This is what he says:

On 14 September I began walking the Cape Wrath Trail, one of the world’s finest long distance walks. The route crosses the north west of Scotland from Fort William to Cape Wrath through the beautiful glens and mountains of Orar, Knoydart, Torridon and Assynt.

There is no fixed route, but the total distance is about 370km, and the walk takes two to three weeks. Each 1p sponsored per kilometer will raise £3.70 for the New Forest Disability Information Service.


On Saturday 25 September 2021 unfortunately his walking companion got infected blisters on his feet and the medics told him not to walk in boots for a month…

They had managed 120km, as far as Glen Shiel, but had to postpone the rest of the trail until May 2022.

Fast forward to May 2022 …

Mark and his walking partner have now set off to continue their mammoth trek and the weather in Scotland is throwing everything at them!

With 140km still to go it is a challenging trek. Undaunted they strode on and went through some very wild and ragged terrain, clocking up the kilometres. They’ve sent us the stunning photo above, and a couple of video clips which give a feel for just how wet and windy it is.

With the end nearing we ask anyone who would like to sponsor him to visit our CAF giving platform  – many thanks.