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“Another Great Route”
Review of Bin of Cullen

Ranked #6 of 9 things to do in Cullen
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We parked at the southern route option (only space for a few cars). Took the main track heading towards the Bin and at the first main crossroads turned right (instead of left up to the Bin). This new lower, flatter route running parallel to a main burn, was a great route for us. After about half an hour we walked up to higher ground and came back on ourselves on a main track to our car. En-route, on our way back, we saw the large defensive wall (I think) of an Iron Age fort. All walk we saw only 5 people. A most enjoyable walk.

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

A good Boxing Day walk up The Bin to try and get rid of the Christmas calories from the day before.
This time we approached from a southern direction, from Cullen to Lintmill, initially along the B9018, turning off west before the Deskford Garden Galleries entrance. This then takes you to a small car parking area at the beginning of a shorter walk to the summit (shorter than our previous approach which was from the north of The Bin heading south towards it).
A lovely meandering path through the wood takes you to the summit for an excellent 360 degree view of the surrounding countryside and North Sea. Quite a few people walking their dogs and some cyclists.
The only issue again was litter being left by people, including dog poo bags. The summit's viewing point is still broken.
Easily up and down in 1.5 hrs.

Thank Scott D
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

This is a perfect walk to just stretch the legs nicely - the whole thing can be done in around an hour and a half, up and down. Poorer weather today than on our first visit earlier this year but the view from the top over a big sweep of the Moray coast was still cracking.

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Reviewed 2 July 2017

There are a few routes to walk up The Bin, we parked just off the A98 in a small forest car park (takes about 4 cars), out of Cullen towards Buckie, past the Cullen Bay Hotel, carry on up the hill past the Bauds Kennels / garden centre (on your left) then approx. 200m after that, on your left is the car park (free parking).
With our dog and at a pleasant, slow pace, it took 1hr 40 mins to walk to the summit (320m or 1049').
What a lovely walk! Following the wide Seafield Estate tracks throughout. Passing flowing fields of barley, crossing over small bridges which have cute, straight, walled waterways flowing in an easterly direction. Ascending through attractive pine woods with good air quality in abundance (lichen present). Heathery and moss cushioned ground can be viewed at different locations.
The rise nearing the summit produces the views as far afield as Morven mountain, 80 km away (706m / 2316', Caithness, northern Scotland). Excellent 360 degree views of the surrounding countryside.
We had a picnic at the top, sheltered from the slight wind by a gentle hollow on the ground.
The only points of concern during the walk were human related, such as, the amount of dog waste in "poo bags" thrown to the sides of the pathways or covertly hidden (which will now take possibly a couple of hundred years to break down). Rubbish, mainly drinks cans, launched into the countryside. Finally, at the summit (where there's also a trig point) the main polished granite like reference viewing point had been vandalised. A minority of society trying to spoil it for the majority.

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Reviewed 21 June 2017

The Bin of Cullen is a dome-shaped 320m hill rising above the forestry with a bare summit, dominating the landward views from coastline from Cullen to Buckie.

As you climb up the path look for the oddly shaped Scot's Pines (Pinus sylvestris L.) that the location and weather have created.

Once at the top, on a clear day, there are great views of Cullen, the south coastline of the Moray Firth and the Black Isle. There is a cairn with a map pointing out the various local landmarks at the top.

Directions for the walk can be found in a number of walking websites.

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