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Ben Vrackie

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Address: Pitlochry, Scotland

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Scottish Highlands, The real world

If you like the open nature and what it has to offer, anywhere this side of Scotland, will amaze you. From nights under the stars in woodlands, Lochs and beaches... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

If you like the open nature and what it has to offer, anywhere this side of Scotland, will amaze you. From nights under the stars in woodlands, Lochs and beaches, unwind.............. Greatest ever travels, are free in Scotland. TAKE MEMORIES AND LEAVE ONLY FOOTPRINTS

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Burntisland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Easy access, good parking. Great views on a good day. Go prepared for a short stiff climb to the top on steps than at times can be very slippy.

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Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

It is a good hike of there, not too exhausting but not too easy either. Make sure you have enough wind proof material with you, it can be rather nasty up on the summit!! I was literally almost blown away up there! But still, I love climbing Ben Vrackie!!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

lovely walk and views took just under 3 hours from the car park and back. A little too busy though car park full and constantly stopping to let people by coming the other way. Prefer a quieter walk.

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Purmerend, The Netherlands
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93 reviews 93 reviews
31 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

It took us (58 yrs, no sports, no good condition)total 5 hours from the Pitlochry parkingplace to the top and back. (3hr walking, 2hrs for rest, lunch, photo's etc). When you first see the top of Ben Vrackie, You won't believe You will make it. It's a steep track, especially the last part, but the track is well maintained with... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Easy path to the top, at least it is in the summer! We ascended in deep snow, but in a good cause: my 600th geocache find.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Easily accessible mountain. Good car park and well tended path to the top. Recent works have made the path less boggy too. Nice to suddenly reach the summit and oh what a vista awaits!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I was not prepared for how stunning the views were going to be from half way up. We planned to got the slightly easier route but ended up going to the top and I'm so glad we did. The views on a clear day are incredible. It's a good mix of some forest walking, open hill walking and rockier climbs... More 

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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65 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Just outside Pitlochry,through the village of Moulin there is a small car park to park but no facilities.The path is well sign posted and it is a good 2 mile gradual ascend through moorland with views down to Pitlochry and the valley where the A9 goes through and River Tay.At the base there is a small lake where there is... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Nice accessible hill, well sign posted. when I walked it I started in the dark and was on the top to watch the sunrise. Easy approach suitable for all levels of fitness and with great views. took 3 hours but I did run back to be in time for my breakfast!

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