Morven and Maiden Pap

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Morven - the highest summit in Caithness - is a hill of great character, rising in isolation as a majestic conical peak. This route makes the ascent before continuing over the moors to reach Maiden Pap, which is something of a Morven in miniature, though even steeper. The whole round - which also passes the tors of Smean - makes for a classic though boggy outing.

Terrain

Steep hills rising above boggy moorland; much of the route is pathless.

Public Transport

None.

Start

Phone box at end of public road just beyond Braemore. 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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