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Bennachie Hill Walks

Pitcaple, Aberdeen, Scotland
44-146-679-4161
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Ranked #1 of 53 Activities in Aberdeen
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Trails, Sightseeing Tours
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Owner description: A series of hiking trails through the scenic landscape surrounding the city.
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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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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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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83 reviews 83 reviews
8 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
32 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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