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. Traveline Scotland.

Start

Phone box at end of public road just beyond Braemore. Map and directions.

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