We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bennachie Hill Walks

Hillcroft Pitcaple | Inverurie, Aberdeen AB51 5HY, Scotland
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Bennachie climb

This app s a great place to take the kids up for a good hike. It is a popular area with locals... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Andrew A
via mobile
Walk up Bennachie

A wonderful walk for all the family. My favourite starting point is the Rowardennan car park. A... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
dotmcp
,
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Read all 172 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
A series of hiking trails through the scenic landscape surrounding the city.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“mither tap” (45 reviews)
“car park” (22 reviews)
“great walk” (12 reviews)
Open Now
Hours
Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
LOCATION
Hillcroft Pitcaple | Inverurie, Aberdeen AB51 5HY, Scotland
Write a ReviewReviews (172)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"mither tap"
in 45 reviews
"car park"
in 22 reviews
"great walk"
in 12 reviews
"different routes"
in 5 reviews
"excellent walks"
in 4 reviews
"excellent visitor centre"
in 2 reviews
"forestry commission"
in 2 reviews
"walking boots"
in 2 reviews
"pack a picnic"
in 2 reviews
"walk up"
in 3 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 3 reviews
"peaks"
in 12 reviews
"climb"
in 27 reviews
"aberdeenshire"
in 16 reviews
"paths"
in 27 reviews
"rowantree"
in 9 reviews
"summit"
in 9 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 170 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This app s a great place to take the kids up for a good hike. It is a popular area with locals . There are 5 peaks to climb but it’s great fun providing the weather is fine and dry

Thank Andrew A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 days ago

A wonderful walk for all the family. My favourite starting point is the Rowardennan car park. A delightful open walk with great views when soon above the trees.

Thank dotmcp
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 days ago

A great day out in the fresh air - not too strenuous if you take the walk from the Rowantree car park - takes about 45 minute to the top - a gentle walk apart from the last scramble up the rocky part to the...More

Thank FionaSoePaing
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My son took us all on one his favourite walks and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The footpaths are very well maintained and suitable for most people. Our walk to the top of Mither Tap took about three hours to complete and the gradient wasn't...More

1  Thank Bordersgeezer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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

Thank benr92705
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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

2  Thank DavidMay1945
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 64 hotels in Aberdeen
Macdonald Pittodrie House
674 reviews
2.19 km away
Strathburn Hotel
157 reviews
7.94 km away
Kintore Arms Hotel
243 reviews
9.49 km away
Ardennan House Hotel
86 reviews
9.52 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Lil Cs BBQ
79 reviews
3.76 km away
Grant Arms Hotel Restaurant
58 reviews
7.17 km away
The Mither Tap Restaurant
12 reviews
2.76 km away
Cafe Mint
52 reviews
7.67 km away
Nearby Attractions
East Aquhorthies Stone Circle
31 reviews
5.22 km away
Geek Bothy
5 reviews
8.00 km away
The Commercial Hotel, Insch
5 reviews
7.70 km away
Skyline Trampoline Park
23 reviews
7.61 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Bennachie Hill Walks staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
;