The Paps of Jura

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The round of the Paps of Jura is a bona fide Scottish classic hillwalk. These three great cones of rock and scree give a challenging walk with views that are - on a clear day - unforgettable.


Very boggy approach, then steep mountain terrain with loose scree and boulders; no continuous path but paths do help on many sections.

Public Transport

Infrequent Jura bus service runs between Feolin Ferry and Ardlussa.


Parking area on north side of the Three Arch Bridge over the Corran River. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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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