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Bennachie Hill Walks

Pitcaple, Aberdeen, Scotland
44-146-679-4161
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Ranked #1 of 31 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We hiked up to Mither Tap from Bennachie Visitor's Centre on a lovely Saturday afternoon. The hike is very well maintained and in our opinion an easy one as the paths are wide, clear and efficiently marked. The actual climb to the summit is steep in places but there is plenty of good footing resembling stairs. However, good hiking shoes... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I, with my husband and 2 kids (aged 4 and 5) climbed Millstone Hill and then onto Mither Tap in Aug 2014. We set off from Donview (which has no parking fees or toilets at the time of visit). In total we took 6 hours to reach the summit of both hills and back to the car park, however we... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Went to Bennachie in November and climbed the Mither tap, we started of from the Rowantree Footpath. It was a great walk, with lots of stunning views. I nearly made the top but had to stop with only 25 metres to go. But when I am up next time will try and do the whole climb.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
7 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
25 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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