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Bennachie Hill Walks

Hillcroft Pitcaple, Aberdeen AB51 5HX, Scotland
+44 1467 681470
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Magical, Something for everyone

From the gentle paths at the Rowantree carpark to the challenging peak of Mither Tap, this has... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2017
phil b
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Great Walks and Good Parking

Have visited and walked in this area many, many times over the years, both during the day and... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2017
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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A series of hiking trails through the scenic landscape surrounding the city.
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Hillcroft Pitcaple, Aberdeen AB51 5HX, Scotland
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Reviewed March 12, 2017

From the gentle paths at the Rowantree carpark to the challenging peak of Mither Tap, this has something for everyone thanks to the Forestry Commission. Great footpaths, fantastic signposting, visitors centre with toilets, there is loads to do if you like the outdoors. Take a...More

1  Thank phil b
Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

Have visited and walked in this area many, many times over the years, both during the day and through the night. It really is a great area with toilets provided at some of the car parks. If you want to get out you car and...More

Thank SgtCheese
Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

I've been at the wife for some time to climb bennachie and she finally succumb. We were joined by another couple who have young children and he weather was kind to us. Being a Sunday it was very busy but the sights at the top...More

Thank Sandyfroh
Reviewed January 5, 2017

Exceptional views of the surrounding area and routes for all abilities of walker. The history of the area and information on some of the walks really adds to the experience.

Thank RMeghen
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...More

1  Thank Kayleigh M
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...More

3  Thank John J
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...More

2  Thank JBriggs99
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...More

Thank Gordon C
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

1  Thank Dieselwheasel
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 :)

1  Thank TinaPaphos
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