Beinn an Oir, via Loch an t-Siob
If the complete round of the Paps of Jura is too challenging, the ascent of Beinn an Oir on its own makes for a more amenable hillwalk with little scree, though the approach is very boggy. The reward is truly spectacular views of the remarkable Paps, and out over the surrounding sea and islands.
Very boggy approach, then some pathless moorland walking. The ascent of Beinn an Oir by this route is steep and a little stony in places, but mostly has a path and gives much easier going than elsewhere on the Paps.
Infrequent Jura bus service runs between Feolin Ferry and Ardlussa.
Parking area on north side of the Three Arch Bridge over the Corran River.
Hillwalking in Winter
Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Skills page for basic information on the essential skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.
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