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The Foinaven & Arkle Traverse
Introduction to Walk 2530

County/Area - Highland

Author - Daniel Patrick Quinn

Length - 18.0 miles / 29.3 km

Ascent - 6100 feet / 1848 metres

Grade - very hard

Foinaven and Arkle are located to the south of Cape Wrath in the north-western tip of mainland Britain. The quartzite rock from which they are made glitters marvellously in the sunshine, and Foinaven's imposing main ridge can be seen from many miles south. Please remember that this is a serious undertaking even for experienced hill walkers so go well prepared. 

Walk Description  Map showing start
 

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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