Paps of Jura

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Isle of Jura , Scotland
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Climbing the Paps is a truly tough hill-walk over ankle-breaking scree that requires good fitness and navigational skills (allow eight hours for the 11 hard miles). One starting place is by the bridge over the River Corran, 3 miles north of Craighouse. The first peak you reach is Beinn a’Chaolais (734m), the second is Beinn an Oir (784m) and the third is Beinn Shiantaidh (755m). Most also climb Corra Bheinn (569m), before joining Evans’ Walk to return.

If you succeed in bagging all four, you can reflect on the fact that the record for the annual Paps of Jura fell race is just three hours!