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Ben Vrackie

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Address: Pitlochry, Scotland

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A good hike for children

Took our 11 and 8 year old children up, they are used to walking but not hill climbing and they managed this with no problems. Choose a warm dry day if possible.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Took our 11 and 8 year old children up, they are used to walking but not hill climbing and they managed this with no problems. Choose a warm dry day if possible.

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Wesel, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Well maintainted footpath, that means cobbles and very steep acents and decents, but Ben Vrackie is worth the effort! You first walk through a lovely forest, then through open moorland. don't forgert Smidge against the midges, otherwise you'd do the midgie-dance ;-), then it's a relaxed stroll along a small loch to gather all you strenght for the ascent over... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is one of the more popular hikes in the vicinity of Pitlochry because it offers spectacular views to hikers as they ascend. At the summit, there is a 360 view of the area.

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Mid Calder, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Took my 11 year old daughter a climb. I've completed this walk many times and it's always challenging and rewarding. A beautiful walk and if you are lucky you can see for miles at the top. Give yourself 4 hours of you want a leisurely pace. Well worth it.

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Find a good day - do not other if it is cloudy up high...and the 3 hour round trip will be well deserved. This is "only" a few hundred meters high but you start low down and then climb up.... the walk is reasonably easy to start with, but after 30 minutes you see the steep climb to the summit....but... More 

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Byron Bay, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We loved this hike. The walk itself is well defined and is only challenging because the last section is straight up - you should be fit but the rewards at the top are worth the effort. We met a couple who had mountain bikes with them because they had been wrongly told that the trail is suitable for bikes -... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

It took me 90 minutes to run up and down - a great start to my morning. Bring along a jacket, as it gets a little windy and cool and possibly rainy. Just up Moulin Road, left behind Moulin Hotel, then next right, up the road and break off into the car park and begin the trek. You won't be... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Quite a hike for someone who's 60 but worth it when you get to the top. We had a glorious day and could see for miles although it was a bit windy!!!

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Tough on the legs but well worth the struggle up - coming is down is more stress on the knees, would suggest poles, but views from the top well worth it.

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Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The Ben Vrackie is about 850 meters high. Don´t miss it. The view is spectacular from there! Check weather before you go.

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Address: Pitlochry, Scotland
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Perth and Kinross  >  Pitlochry

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