Walk: Stag party on the Pap

[Lower Loch Leven from the ascent]

The Pap of Glencoe cuts a majestic profile above Glencoe village. The distinctive summit cone affords a wonderful panorama over almost the whole length of Loch Leven, backed by the Mamores to the north and Ardgour to the west. While the views from the ascent are hard to beat, the path itself won't win any medals: loose and eroded in places, water running down the middle elsewhere. Grin and bear it - the rewards are well worth the effort, with the roars of red deer stags filling the air on our rutting season visit.

[Great views of upper Loch Leven from the summit]

Name: Walk: Stag party on the Pap ★★★☆
Length: 7 km / 4 miles
Ascent: 720 metres
Main summits: Pap of Glencoe / Sgorr na Cìche (742 metres, Graham)
Start / finish: Track off minor road just to the east of Glencoe village, G.R.: NN 107588 / school leader treatable

Route: Start - leave roadside path at NN 111586 / groups recruited workflow - south-east side of Allt a Mhuilinn - Pap of Glencoe - return by outward route.
Terrain: Good path at first. Middle section is loose, eroded, poorly drained and steep. Drier but steeper for final section to summit.
Wildlife today: Red deer on the Pap, Cnap Glas and surrounding hills - stags roaring throughout.
Weather today: Mostly cloudy with some sunshine especially to the west. 10C at start, windy on the summit.

[Looking across Glencoe towards Aonach Dubh a' Ghlinne]


Route credit: Walkhighlands

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