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Bennachie Hill Walks

Pitcaple, Aberdeen, Scotland
44-146-679-4161
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Ranked #1 of 29 activities in Aberdeen
Type: Trails, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Description: A series of hiking trails through the scenic landscape surrounding the city.
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English first
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
7 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I was a bit unprepared to go up to the top of Bennachie as i didn't realise how steep and uneven it would be! The walk starts off in the car park at the visitor's centre (with well-maintained clean toilets) and is easy for the first 15 minutes or so through the forest. It then gets a bit steeper until... More

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Ellon, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Climbed Bennachie for first time today and decided to go up to the Mithers Tap. Thought £3 for parking was a bit of a cheek but does allow you to stay all day. As other reviews have stated (assuming they also climbed the North face) it starts off gentle enough but gets pretty tough in places. Theres a couple of... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Climbed Bennachie for the first time, we went up the 'Mithers Tap' Route which is the steepest, but fastest, we took 1hr 10 mins to get to the summit & was it worth it the views are incredible. We did it in ideal weather no sun but temperature was approx. 16 deg, but at the top it was freezing &... More

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Dinnet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

A really good venue, offering a wide range of walks through different environments from easy woodland walks to more demanding walks up to the hills. Go and look round the visitor centre.

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
20 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Bennachie is a lovely little hill (528m) within easy distance of Aberdeen and great for stretching the legs. Today I completed my 160th ascent of it, and I average about 20 times a year. I never tire of it. There are three car parks to use - Visitor Centre and Back O'Bennachie have parking meters, but Rowan Tree doesn't. There... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We decided to go for an early morning walk up Mither Tap. Fortunately the weather was great and the views at the top were spectacular. This s a well trodden path and a firm favourite, but its clear that all who use are respecters of this fantastic favorite and there is no litter whatsoever - this is great. The paths... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

My friend and I decided to take a walk up Bennachie today as neither of us had been for several years. The walk was fine, if not a little busy (we will avoid Sundays in future!), however, being asked to pay to park our car in what can hardly be passed off as a car park is insane. Will avoid... More

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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

Well sign posted trails, nice spots to stop for picnic. Good for walking the dog. Toilets at car park. Steep climb to Mither Tap.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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165 reviews 165 reviews
59 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

The walk is variable depending on your level, there are breath taking views in all elevations. Lots of beautiful foliage & wildlife!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Well after a week in the office exercising my fingers I thought i would have a thoroughly energetic weekend of cycling and walking, so with O.S Map in hand I went to Bennachie Visitor centre, parked my car for £3 and with map and guide and new pair of walking boots set off to the Mither Tap. It all starts... More

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