Ben Rinnes

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Ben Rinnes is a very familiar sight to residents of Moray and Aberdeenshire. This bulky hill rises far above its neighbours and is a very popular objective.

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Region: Moray

Altitude: 840 metres

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Detailed route description and map

Ben Rinnes via the east ridge

Other routes and challenges

The route given above is by far the most popular. A longer approach is from Benrinnes Distillery to the north. From here a track climbs high up Baby's Hill - from where it is possible to continue to the summit, with views of some of Ben Rinnes' other tors along the way.

Another track leads up to the plateau from the south side, climbing up by forestry plantations from a start higher up Glen Rinnes.

Walker-friendly accommodation in the area

Dufftown and Aberlour Hotels

Dufftown and Aberlour B&B

Dufftown and Aberlour cottages

Moray hostels

Panoramic summit view (click to open)

Users' walk reports for Ben Rinnes

There are 948 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Ben Rinnes. They have contributed 35 public walk reports including this summit. These are ordered below with the most popular ones first. The rightmost column shows how many summits were included in their report, which may help you to find the most relevant reports.

Title AuthorDate walked LikesHills
  29/07/2013  6 C2
  06/04/2012  4 C1
  14/09/2011  4 C1
  20/09/2015  3 C1
  20/07/2014  3 C4
  30/05/2015  1 C1
  31/05/2014  1 C1
  04/10/2013  1 C1
  12/10/2010  1 C1
  21/08/2010  1 C1
  04/07/2010  1 C1
  17/10/2015  0 C1
  17/10/2015  0 C1
  16/10/2015  0 C1
  21/07/2015  0 C1
  09/04/2015  0 C1
  24/10/2014  0 C1
  08/06/2014  0 C1
  05/01/2014  0 C1
  06/11/2013  0 C1
  15/10/2013  0 C1
  30/08/2013  0 C1S2
  27/07/2013  0 C1
  10/06/2012  0 C1
  25/11/2011  0 C1
  10/09/2011  0 C1
  11/06/2011  0 C1
  10/04/2011  0 C1
  13/12/2010  0 C1
  19/11/2010  0 C1
  02/08/2010  0 C1
  24/04/2010  0 C1
  09/12/2009  0 C1
  17/11/2009  0 C1
  11/01/2009  0 C1

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