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Ben Vrackie

Ben Vrackie

Postby U059361 » Tue May 31, 2016 11:45 am

Route description: Ben Vrackie, near Pitlochry

Corbetts included on this walk: Ben Vrackie

Date walked: 29/05/2016

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 9.5 km

Ascent: 720m

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The car park is small, but managed to get the last space. This is always busy in summer. There is a rough area further down the road that people were using as a car park, but not sure how long that will last as it looks like a building site, really.
Pretty straight forward walk and lots of people coming down as we went up. Sunbathed at the top.
ImageCraigower and Pitlochry by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
ImageBen Vrackie over Loch a'Choire by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
ImagePast Loch a'Choire by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
ImageWalking up the gully by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
ImageTrig point view by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
ImageBen Vrackie top by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
Do make sure you go over to the lower secondary top for a view back to the main peak as it is well worth it.
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Re: Ben Vrackie

Postby simon-b » Tue May 31, 2016 7:46 pm

It's a lovely hill, so well worth climbing it on a fine day like that.
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Re: Ben Vrackie

Postby Chris Mac » Tue May 31, 2016 8:23 pm

Nice one Joe, I went up Ben Vrackie on Sunday too! Photos and trip report to follow in the next few days, you may even be in some of my pics... what time were you there at?

We set off from Pitlochry at about 10:45 and were at the summit at 13:15, leaving to head down from the other two cairns an hour later.

A cracking hill, great day for it and brilliant views from the top, from Ben More, Stob Binnein & Ben Lawers to Glencoe and Ben Nevis with Schiehallion and Beinn a'Ghlo taking centre stage.

Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did? :)
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