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Bennachie Hill Walks

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Address: Pitcaple, Aberdeen, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-146-679-4161
Description: A series of hiking trails through the scenic landscape surrounding the...
A series of hiking trails through the scenic landscape surrounding the city.
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Lovely walk and view

Had my first walk up Mither Tap today. I found it a struggle, probably because I am so unfit but made it to the top all the same. Views were lovely and so was the walk, it was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
L22tas
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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141 reviews 141 reviews
60 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Had my first walk up Mither Tap today. I found it a struggle, probably because I am so unfit but made it to the top all the same. Views were lovely and so was the walk, it was a bit of a struggle towards Mither Tap but manageable. Had a lovely day for it so had a really good view.... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

A nice walk on a day with decent weather. Visitor centre was closed when I first arrived and due to the confusing signs I think I walked twice the distance. Having to pay for the car parking is a rip off considering people are going there for a walk and not to spend money. I had to take a chance... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I've been up Bennachie more times than I can remember - I used to live at the foot of it and it was my work & playground - running, walking, nighttimes, day times, lazy weekend rambles, bitterly cold winter mountain practice and memorable New Year Eves - each and every time it's different and dazzling in it's beauty. If you... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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29 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I grew up walking up this hill most weekends. Although I no longer live in Scotland it's always the first thing I want to do when we visit. There are many paths to suit all fitness levels and an abundance of breath taking scenery. There's also so many stories and a great history to Mither Tap. There's village ruins and... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I went up Bennachie with my family this weekend. The views were magnificent and the walk was peaceful, though very challenging near the top where we had to battle with strong winds and snow! All in all a fun hike.

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Orkney Islands, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Drove here from Aberdeen during a weekend break away, better signage from the main road would be appreciated, well laid out walks, and a beautiful place to explore. One drawback is you have to pay for parking, hopefully this money goes towards the upkeep of the trails and visitor centre, and not a private company. A recomended trip for all... More 

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The dog and I have many many times explored Bennachie and have now covered all the walks right up to the Mither Tap although to get up there I had to carry her the last bit (she only has little legs, bless her) but it was well worth it. Most walks are gentle and as I am 68 going on... More 

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Dijon, France
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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