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Bennachie Hill Walks

Hillcroft Pitcaple | Inverurie, Aberdeen AB51 5HY, Scotland
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Four seasons in 2hrs, but great walks!

We took a walk along the ‘Colony Trail’ (orange route) around the foot of Bennachie and found... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2018
benr92705
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Dover, United Kingdom
via mobile
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I am afraid to say that I do much prefer Brimmond Hill. Because it is on my doorstep and I can walk... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
Ariella_Kotler
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Westhill, United Kingdom
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A series of hiking trails through the scenic landscape surrounding the city.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“mither tap” (44 reviews)
“car park” (22 reviews)
“great walk” (12 reviews)
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Hillcroft Pitcaple | Inverurie, Aberdeen AB51 5HY, Scotland
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"different routes"
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"steep climb"
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"excellent visitor centre"
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"views are amazing"
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"pack a picnic"
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"walk up"
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"worth the effort"
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"peaks"
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

We took a walk along the ‘Colony Trail’ (orange route) around the foot of Bennachie and found ourselves exploring the ruins of the colonists home. A very interesting historical walk, with amazing views and lovely bits of nature to explore. Even in spite of having...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

I am afraid to say that I do much prefer Brimmond Hill. Because it is on my doorstep and I can walk directly up from the village of Kingsells.

1  Thank Ariella_Kotler
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

The Bennachie Hill walks offer a variety walks to suit all ages and abilities and are really worth trying. The information leaflet at the ranger hut is very helpful as it not only describes each of the walks it is very informative. The view from...More

1  Thank DavidMay1945
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

I now live overseas but I love to hike up to Mither Tap when I come home on leave. If you start at Rowantree car park it is a 5.6km round trip. It says allow 2.5hrs but it is perfectly achievable to do it in...More

3  Thank IainR
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Very informative information point with lots of maps of the different routes. Very kind ranger on hand to give more information if required. Easy to follow footpaths which are well signposted. Just take a rain jacket and wear a decent pair of shoes as it...More

1  Thank Nichola W
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

We no longer live in this area, but each time we come back to visit family it's become a tradition to walk up Bennachie. We make a day of it, as our party is a mixed age group ... we take the more around about...More

1  Thank mhairi69
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

Bennachie can be difficult or as easy as you want it to be, as trails vary from the gentle to the demanding. Views are fabulous (if there's no mist). Proper footwear and waterproofs are essential and take account that It can be quite windy at...More

1  Thank DunelmArts
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Having lived in the shire for many years it was great to get back up Bennachie, or more precisely Mither Tap. The walk up Is serene and pretty, taking in the babbling brooks and swaying trees, the views from the peak are tremendous, a sense...More

1  Thank Bob G
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

I came here with three friends to climb Bennachie for the first time. Great sign posts and very easy to follow route. It is pretty steep from the get go but once you get to the top walking from each peak is very enjoyable and...More

Thank gsm64
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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Done Bennachie many of times now. Great walk, small challenge with spectacular views. Worth it at the top! Highly recommend, good day out for everyone especially when it's sunny ☺️

Thank Colleen A
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