Ben Hee, from West Merkland

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Ben Hee - which appears to be a fairly rounded hill from the A838 road - has some hidden corries and steeper slopes on its eastern and northern sides. It gives a reasonably straightforward hillwalk - revealing spectacular views.


Approach track; boggy path up by burn. Upper part of hill and descent route are both pathless.

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Layby just over 1km west of West Merkland. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

Hillwalking in Winter

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