Walk: Stag party on the Pap

Highland | Glencoe | Half day walk | ★★★★

[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; whatever this wee peak lacks in altitude, it more than makes up for in attitude. 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, as 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]

📌 Walk: Stag party on the Pap ★★★★
Start / finish on track (space for several cars) just off minor road, immediately east of Glencoe village, G.R.: NN 107588 ///school.leader.treatable

▶ 7 km / 4 mi | ▲ 720 m | ⌚ Half a day | Tough
Summits: Pap of Glencoe / Sgorr na Cìche (742 m, Graham)
Terrain: Good path at first. Middle section is loose, eroded, poorly drained and steep. Drier but still steep for final section to summit.

Route & map

Start - leave roadside path at G.R.: NN 111586 ///groups.recruited.workflow - southeast side of Allt a Mhuilinn - Pap of Glencoe - return by outward route


Route credit: Walkhighlands

On our visit

Wildlife: Red deer on the Pap, Cnap Glas and surrounding hills - stags roaring throughout.
Weather: Mostly cloudy with some sunshine especially to the west. 10°C at start, windy on the summit.

[Looking across Glencoe towards Aonach Dubh a' Ghlinne]

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