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Ben Vrackie

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Address: Pitlochry, Scotland

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Wet but worthwhile, and fun

Just been up with some friends from work in National Mapreading Week. Conditions were mild but murky and occasionally wet. There is now an extra car park on the road up from... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Stewart P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just been up with some friends from work in National Mapreading Week. Conditions were mild but murky and occasionally wet. There is now an extra car park on the road up from Moullin Inn - but if you go late morning on a good day on holidays you might still be pressed to find a space. Good and easy to... More 

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Thank Stewart P
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely a must-do for everyone who is nearby and reasonably fit. When in Moulin turn left just after the hotel and follow the road to the car park (there is an overflow car park as well) on the right hand side. Then just follow the signs for the track. Took me 3,5 hours there and back again. The last part... More 

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Chicago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We were staying in a Bed & Breakfast Lodge on Pitlochry's main street, Atholl Road. So we decided to start our hill-walk, to the top of Ben Vrackie, from that location! From Atholl Rd., we turned up Bonnethill Rd., walking to the juncture of West Moulin Rd. Then on up West Moulin which transitions to Kirkmichael Rd. Then a left... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

It was our first walk up Ben Vrackie but definitely not the last one. Walk up, takes about 2 hours - you could probably do it in 1,5hr if you're experienced but we weren't rushed. First part (takes about an hour) is just about difficult enough to get your blood pumping right by the time you reach the loch. From... More 

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Dalgety Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This is a great wee hill. Been up it a fair number of times now. Last time was February 2016 when it was covered in snow and ice. Lochan half way up was totally frozen and we were walking out on the ice. Don't like the manufactured path to the summit as it is hard on the feet, but given... More 

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Thank Fife_walking
Penrith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

From car park a steepish climb through some lovely woods. Saw red squirrels. We then came onto the path which took us up,down and round. Not too bad on the legs though when we came across the small loch and saw all those"steps"up to the top our hearts sank. However with lots of rest stops we did it and were... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

the walk needs a good pair of lungs and for the older walker a hiking stick is useful for descent. as long as you are reasonably fit and have suitable walking boots/shoes and a waterproof you can get to the top. take a bottle of water. the views are well worth the walk. the first section from the car park... More 

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Fleetwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

The first part of this walk is relatively moderate through mostly open moorlands. To reach the summit is strenuous for us 70+s. At the top the effort was worth it for the views and sit down. Don't be afraid of the challenge.

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Thank 2youngathearts
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Great day for a family ramble (or at least, so I thought!). The weather was being kind, broken cloud, sunny spells, and not too windy, so we headed off to find the start of the walk up Ben Vrackie. We arrived early, just after 9:00am, which was just as well as the car park isn't very big, maybe room for... More 

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Ellastone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

First part is surprisingly steep but it gets a little better if you carry on and is then mostly a gradual climb until you reach the loch. Beautiful streams, bridges and heather all the way with plenty of places to stop and rest. After the loch it is mostly stone steps but really hard work (for a fat bird in... More 

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