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Bennachie Hill Walks

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Address: Pitcaple, Aberdeen AB51 5HX, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-146-679-4161
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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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Excellent place to walk

Usually start off from the Rowantree car pen after the forestry commision started to charge for parking at the bennachie centre. The route from the Rowantree is in my opinion one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Marcus D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Usually start off from the Rowantree car pen after the forestry commision started to charge for parking at the bennachie centre. The route from the Rowantree is in my opinion one of the easiest. Still have a bit of ascent somewhat rocky nearer the top but an excellent route. Adding craigshannoch and oxencraig can give a longer day out. We've... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic place to visit, so many walks and hill climbs across the range. Great views of surrounding countryside. Beautiful woods with deer and red squirrels to be seen in the quieter off beat parts of the forest. Lots of different walks for different fitness levels. Well worth a visit for a day out. Worrying news we heard on our... More 

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Thank Justin O
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Great place to go if you feel like some exercise. Quite steep climb to the mothers top but lots of other tracks to explore. Lots of history with the remains of a pictish ruins. Excellent visitors centre. Free and fun.

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Thank SandrafromNZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

There are several walks graded according to ability and time to complete. It is a climb to the top of the hills but there are enough areas lower down for the not so fit. The scenery is beautiful and it is a wonderful way to spend some time.

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Thank Hazel H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

A great teaser trail for the inner hiker of us all. Great for a family day out, something different with friends, a cute walk with a partner or just a good bit of fresh air! Not overly exhausting for any able bodied person to master the peak "Mither Tap" and totally worth the views at the top! Only took me... More 

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Thank Ryan D
Paisley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Good walking/hiking route with stunning views from each peak on a clear day. Walking routes clearly sign posted. Pathways well maintained and easy enough routes, if keep relatively fit.

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Thank Alison M
Pitmedden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

My local hill and I've been up it ,around it and walked from end to end dozens of times but the result is always the same , a view to take the breath away if you have any left after the steep pull up from the visitors centre.

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Thank Torkm68
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

I chose a weekday to walk to the top expecting it to be quiet, how wrong could I be! over 50 other walkers had the same idea and I know why! It was beautiful! It is not for the unfit as I noticed a few people turn around within 200m of the summit. I intend to go back next week... More 

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Thank blairnichols
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

Great walk and very achievable for people who aren't necessarily fit. My friends and I did the Mither Tap route in just over two hours and that was while it was icy. The views are gorgeous too!

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Ellon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

Great afternoon out with kids and dog, quite a steep climb in places but worth it for the view at the top!

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