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Bennachie Hill Walks

Pitcaple, Aberdeen, Scotland
44-146-679-4161
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Ranked #1 of 28 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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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
91 helpful votes 91 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
36 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We were lucky that we chose to climb Bennachie on a sunny day, and that the heather which coats the hill was in full bloom. This made the walk up to the 'Mither Tap' unforgettable. There a number of other walks in the woods and on the hills close by.

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Aberdeen, Scotland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

If you plan to walk to the either of the two highest peaks of Bennachie - Mither Tap or Oxen Craig, make sure you allow plenty of time and wear suitable foot wear and pack a waterproof jacket with you - just in case of sudden inclement weather. Also make sure you take your camera and a mobile phone, in... More

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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Difficult to understand where is the departure but when you've found it and when you reach the top it is absolutely worthwhile!!! If you are looking for silence and lonliness try to go not on the week end but on week day. You arrive on the top and you feel yourself in peace with the world :-)

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Melbourne, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

If two Florida beach walkers in their 60s can do it, so can you! Staying near Inverurie, we had decided that the first clear day we had would begin with the climb to the Mither Tap from the Bennachie Visitor Centre. Admittedly, it took a bit of effort. With good pace, we took 1.5 hours to reach the top and... More

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