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Pap of Glencoe (Sgorr na Ciche) (742m / 2434 ft), Glencoe, Scotland


This is the first summit on the hiking route up to the famous (or notorious) Aonach Eagach ridge.  Although not a munro, it commands a great view over Loch Leven, the narrows at Ballachulish, and north to Ben Nevis and the Mamores.  And as you're climbing from close to sea level, it's as good a climb as many munros in the Scottish Highlands!

This story is by Richard Johnson, who stayed at Black Rock Cottage in Glencoe.


Read the full Pap of Glencoe walking story >


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Contributed by: Richard Johnson - May 2006


View west from the summit

View west over Loch Leven and Ballachulish to the peaks of Ardgour, from the summit

Key Facts

Location 2 miles east of Glencoe village, near the foot of Glencoe, Lochaber, West Highlands
When it was walked 6 May 2006
Walk type High hills and mountains
Difficulty Requires a reasonably good level of fitness and strong footwear
Distance approx approx 6 miles, 10 km
Height climbed approx 690m (2263ft)
Time taken approx 3 hrs 40 minutes
Map used if any OS Landranger 1:50,000 map No 41– Ben Nevis, OS Explorer 384, Harvey's Superwalker Glencoe
Getting there

From the A82 trunk road to Fort William

Places to stay Variety of accommodation in the local villages and Fort William
Places to eat/ buy food At the Clachaig, or the Kingshouse up the Glen, or in Glencoe village where there is also a Spar