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Beautiful views

Long and steep climb but well maintained, safe path. Beautiful, unspoilt views at summit, suitable... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2017
via mobile
Killer ascent, but worth it!

There's a long pleasnat stroll over the moor and past the lochan until you get to the base of Ben... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
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“car park” (34 reviews)
“great walk” (17 reviews)
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Pitlochry, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Long and steep climb but well maintained, safe path. Beautiful, unspoilt views at summit, suitable for novice climbers but a basic level of fitness is essential. Easy to access route from car park behind Moulin Hotel.

1  Thank NReid93
Reviewed 12 May 2017

There's a long pleasnat stroll over the moor and past the lochan until you get to the base of Ben Vrackie, and then it's a pretty unrelenting upward climb, however the path is first rate and the pain is well worth it for the views...More

3  Thank Dogbertd
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Car Park at the start of the walk. Initial steep climb but levelling out a bit fairly early. Long walk in before the foot of the Hill. Good long walk, quite steep in places, a bit challenging if unfit (me) but worth it for the...More

Thank angela r
Reviewed 30 April 2017

I took this walk on a sunny Saturday afternoon. I started from Pitlochry train station and reached the peak after about three hours. The most difficult part is the last half hour, but the views from the peak are spectacular. Views of Cairngorms to the...More

Thank Thomas D
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Ben y Vrackie is the mountain that dominates the Tummel Valley, and Pitlochry, and is a landmark seen from many miles in all directions. It can be climbed from Pitlochry itself, or by using the purpose-built car park beyond Moulin at Baledmund which takes off...More

1  Thank Jim F
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Good car parking available and when you leave the car park you start to climb steadily until you reach the bottom of the Hill and then it gets tougher and this continues all the way to the summit, so if your not fit, then don't...More

Thank Jim A
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Although not a 'Munro' this is still well worth the effort. Well structured paths to summit and the views are fabulous. Easily accessible from the village of Moulin, up the West Moulin Rd from Pitlochry.

1  Thank EddieReid
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Excellent walk up well constructed path, Wonderful views all round and met lots of like minded people.

Thank Cath_H52
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Walked from Blair Atholl station and dropped back down to Pitlochry station. At 14 miles and 2500 feet climb this walk is not for the fainthearted but the view from the top on a clear day (we were lucky) is beyond words, snow covered peaks...More

Thank AdrianH1967
Reviewed 1 March 2017

A 3-4 hour round climb the toughest part is the final ascent from the Lochan. If you take photograhic evidence of you at the summit and go to Fonab Castle Bar yu will get a free pint of Ben Vrackie Ale. Lucky with the weather...More

2  Thank HeidiOrr
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