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Bennachie Hill Walks

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Address: Hillcroft 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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To the top!

It took us about an hour to get to the top of Bennachie, the last bit was very steep with small steps but worth it once at the top!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Katie F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It took us about an hour to get to the top of Bennachie, the last bit was very steep with small steps but worth it once at the top!

Thank Katie F
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently claimed Bennachie, the walk was steep but exhilarating and took us around 2 and a half hours to the top and back down. I would advice a walking stick if you have any mobility issues as there are lots of sharp steps made of stones. A great family adventure. There is lots of parking at the bottom and... More 

Thank MamaK186487
Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time at bennachie today, did the mither route to the top, was stunning views all the way up, but stunning at the top, quite busy today, plenty families also going on all routes, took us 3hrs both ways, enjoyed picnic after we got down, staff at centre very helpful when we arrived, showed us all the routes, as we... More 

1 Thank nahcub63
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56 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

1 Thank Marcus D
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 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 

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.

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.

Thank Hazel H
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11 reviews
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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 

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.

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.

Thank Torkm68

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