Pap of Glencoe


The thing about going up hills is that it never seems to get any easier.. But the views are most definitely worth the climb!

The Pap of Glencoe is a Graham with a height of 716m, situated behind Glencoe village, marking the entrance to this beautiful range of hills. I was unsure about the route of this ascent and my thoughts were confirmed by an old man in the car park after the walk – “Back in my day we headed straight to the top, none of this follow the path nonsense.”


The short but steep rocky ascent to the summit boasts beautiful views of Kinlochleven and its lower Glencoe mountain neighbours such as Sgorr nam Fiannaidh and Meall Dearg (Aonach Eagach) to the right. I am not sure why people hate scrambling so much – it is my favourite part!


The summit provides spectacular views of Glencoe village and Loch Leven. I believe the munros on the left above Ballachulish are Sgorr Dhearg (Beinn a Bheithir) and Sgorr Dhonuill (Beinn a Bheithir).


‘The best thing about it – it’s completely free to roam.’

Graham: Pap of Glencoe
Distance 7km / 4.5 miles
Time 3.5 – 5 hours
Ascent 716m 
Start Grid Ref NN107587


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