GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Bennachie Walks

6 miles (9 km)

Explore the Bennachie Forest and the Bennachie Hills on a series of fine walking trails. This circular walk climbs to the two highest peaks in the range where you can enjoy some fabulous views over Aberdeenshire.
Starting at the car park and visitor centre follow trails north west to Mither Tap. It's a challenging climb to the summit which includes an interesting Iron Age Hillfort and stands at a height of 518m (1699ft).
Just to the west you will find the high point of the range at Oxen Craig. The peak here is528 metres (1,732ft) and includes a Summit Indicator which shows all the hills you can see from the viewpoint.
After taking in the views the route descends southwards to the Gordon Way trail. You then follow woodland trails back to the car park.
The area is also great for wildlife spotting. Look out for red squirrels, siskins, crossbills, buzzards, red grouse and longtailed tit.
This route uses a section of the Gordon Way which runs through the forest. You can extend your walk by following the waymarked trail west to the peaks of Watch Crag, Knock Saul and Suie Hill.
From the Mither Tap summit you can follow trails south to Millstone Hill where there are more fine views. You can see all the trails on the maps below.

Bennachie Walks Postcode

AB51 5HY - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Bennachie Walks Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

The Bennachie Centre - geograph.org.uk - 12084

The Bennachie Centre

Shadows on Mither Tap - geograph.org.uk - 1083613

Shadows on Mither Tap

Prehistoric Ramparts on Mither Tap - geograph.org.uk - 1083635

Prehistoric Ramparts on Mither Tap

Summit Indicator and Trig Point on Mither Tap - geograph.org.uk - 976028

Summit Indicator and Trig Point on Mither Tap

The Summit Shelter Oxen Craig - geograph.org.uk - 773029

The Summit Shelter Oxen Craig

Oxen Craig Indicator looking to The Mither Tap - geograph.org.uk - 761452

Oxen Craig Indicator looking to The Mither Tap

New Gordon Way Marker

New Gordon Way Marker

Timber Cutting in Bennachie Forest - geograph.org.uk - 447324

Timber Cutting in Bennachie Forest

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Bennachie Walks.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Bennachie Walks.mmo (right click - 'Save As')

Map