Paps of Jura

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Jura , Scotland
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Climbing the Paps is a truly tough hill-walk over ankle-breaking scree requiring good fitness and navigational skills. It's 11 hard miles (allow eight hours). The first peak you reach is Beinn a’Chaolais (734m), the second Beinn an Oir (784m), then Beinn Shiantaidh (755m). Most hikers also climb Corra Bheinn (569m), before joining Evans’ Walk to return.

The most popular starting place is by the bridge over the River Corran, 3 miles north of Craighouse. 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!