Mither Tap, Bennachie

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Mither Tap is one of the peaks of Bennachie, the highest group of hills in eastern Aberdeenshire. Although the walk is not very long it is quite steep.

The walk starts at the Bennachie Visitor Centre, where there is a car park and toilets. The paths set off through gently rising mixed woodland of silver birch and larch trees. Soon the gradient increases and the woodland gives way to open heather-covered moorland. The route follows well-maintained paths almost to the summit.

To reach the very top involves more of a scramble over rocks, but the view from the top offers some very stunning panoramic views over the surrounding countryside. To return, a different descent route is taken. It starts off on a similar well-kept, steep path, which gets much narrower as it passes over the heather-clad moorland. When the tree line is reached, the paths get wider and form a more gentle return to the car park.

Scotland - Northeast Scotland - Aberdeenshire - Countryside


Ancient Monument, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, Nature Trail, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
4/10/2014 - John Kelly

We walked from back of bennachie to mither tap taking in all the peaks in a circular walk and ended back at the car park at back of bennachie. A very enjoyable few hours walking on a lovely spring day. Hard going on the climb up but once on the ridge we had an excellent walk. Not for the faint hearted or unfit, especially the start up through the forest.

4/8/2002 - Mary Murray

If you do this walk in the morning, you can get a first class bar lunch in Pittodrie House Hotel ( GR 697 240). Monday to Friday only. Don't be put off by the "posh" exterior. There's a very cosy bar and you'll get a friendly welcome. I think the Pittodrie Estate have been responsible for the excellent recent improvements to the path. Mary Murray