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Address: Hillcroft Pitcaple, Aberdeen AB51 5HX, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1466 794161
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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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Today's Bear Hunt

Today was my first visit to the area without going to the top as we had young kids with us. The paths are well marked out and the facilities are the centre and car parking make... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 18, 2016
Kayleigh M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Today was my first visit to the area without going to the top as we had young kids with us. The paths are well marked out and the facilities are the centre and car parking make the walk very accessible for everyone. The part at the very top I steep and it can be very windy so feels unsafe if... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

If you approach from the East Bennachie has the perfect mountain shape, steep sloping sides to a clear and distinct rocky peak. There are several car parks around the mountain. Each sheltered in woodland with numerous low level walks through these woods. The car parks to the East have paths suitable for buggies/strollers where you can take smaller children both... More 

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Thank John J
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Easy to reach from Aberdeen or Inverness for an afternoon out. There's a variety of easy walks through the woods near the car park or a steep climb up to the site of an old fortress. From there you have access to the higher plateau with magnificent views.

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Thank JBriggs99
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Despite the popularity of Bennachie, it is easy to get away and be alone. Be aware that the climb up to Mither Tap is very steep and for the less energetic the walk from Rowantree would suit better. The vies from Mither Tap are wonderful and when the heather is out, it is all magical

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Thank Gordon C
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

I have used these walks many times and in all sorts of weather. Well laid out paths and signage to show you the way although it would be hard to miss the Mither Tap

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Paphos, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

Went on a walk all the way to the top of Mither Tap and Oxen Craig a couple of times. Hard if you start from Bennachie center but once you are up there its breathtaking, the view and fresh air are addictive :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

Not too far out of Aberdeen, this area has 4 Carparks with way marked walks. Most need a fair level of fitness but families with children were able to walk most. Recommend in good weather.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This was the first time I'd been back to Aberdeenshire in 17 years. I used to visit with my family when I was younger and we would visit Bennachie. My mother is from Kemnay so there was always a good view of the hill from there and I loved it as a kid. I drove from Old Meldrum where I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 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!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 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 

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