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Bennachie

Bennachie


Postby David-Main » Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:41 pm

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Bennachie (Oxen Craig)

Date walked: 13/04/2013

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 10 km

Ascent: 528m

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The other half decided she would like to do some shopping in Aberdeen :( , not for me but I could go for a wee jaunt up Bennachie from the forest car park :D , as long as i was back by 4pm to pick her up :wink: .
All the time I have driven along the A96 and saw this fine hill it was about time I climbed it. £2 for the car parking :( , just as well I had coins in my pocket.
The walk starts through the forest but you soon come into the open hill side, and fine views open up towards the NE , underfoot conditions was snowy and icy as the climb got higher. Lots of walkers out and quite a few not dressed for the biting East wind, some of them children :thumbdown: even some wearing trainers. A really nice walk but I would imagine some of the paths would have been very muddy if it were raining.

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The whole route is well sign posted

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Lovely forests to start

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The views opening up

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The view to Mither tap

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Mither tap up close

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At the summit of Mither tap

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At the summit of Oxen craig... the highest point on Bennachie 528m
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Re: Bennachie

Postby The Rodmiester » Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:05 pm

Well that looks better than shopping!, nice views from top, looks a wee bit cold, but what the heck, that's what you have the gear for :lol:
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Re: Bennachie

Postby oldrayne75 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:06 pm

Bennachie looked great on Saturday. Been up it many times - special hill to those of us from the Garioch!
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Re: Bennachie

Postby Sarah86 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:50 am

Have to admit, I would rather be up a hill than shopping too :) Great looking hill, hoping to visit this one sometime in ths summer.
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Re: Bennachie

Postby jenniferc6 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:15 pm

it's always good to have a walk round Bennachie :) There's a free car park at Donview at the bottom of millstone hill if you're in the area again
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Re: Bennachie

Postby David-Main » Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:26 pm

jenniferc6 wrote:it's always good to have a walk round Bennachie :) There's a free car park at Donview at the bottom of millstone hill if you're in the area again

Cheers for that Jenniferc6 , Will give millstone a walk .
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