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“Fantastic view of Pitlochry and the surrounding area”
Review of Ben Vrackie

Ranked #10 of 46 things to do in Pitlochry
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

This is a lovely Corbett to climb at 841 metres with rewarding views at the top. Inexperienced walkers should take note of the sign not to continue near the beginning without appropriate clothing. It can be very windy and a little bit treacherous as the last section especially is very steep. After descending you can continue the walk on to Killikrankie which is also very good.

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Reviewed 1 September 2013

The initial climb is an average uphill walk. The last quarter is climbing up rock steps which was a good exercise.

At the top are great views of the surrounding area. The route is clear from the car park. We managed it in two and a half hours and we're definitely not fitness freaks.

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Reviewed 29 August 2013

Very nice walk from Moulin (near Pitlochry) up to the top. The last 1 or 2 miles are steep but the view you get from the top make it up for the effort.
Maybe not for everybody but doable with a reasonable training.

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Reviewed 13 August 2013

We've been climbing this mountain every time we can have a trip to Scotland, and that was our fifth. Love the walk up and the lochan for 'oor picnic' but this time we were shrounded in mist.
Still made the top as rain forecast the next day, and it was so dry after lovely weather.
Great wee mountain.

Thank Annieoz13
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

This is a fine hill with a good path but, as has been said, it is steep after Loch an Choire. Families can do it, but it is a Corbett and weather can change suddenly in the hills so choose a good day and enjoy the views. I returned to climb it again after 50 years and loved it The loch makes a lovely lunch spot on the way down. In summer the top is covered in yellow alpine lady's mantle.
If you are in the area, then return another day and walk the Bealach path from the Ben Vrackie car-park to the fork in the path - turn left instead of right to Killicrankie and go over the fells to the pass of Killicrankie and then back through the forests and under Craigower Hill back to the car park. The two walks can be done as one but they are both worthy of a day to enjoy. The visitors' centre at the pass has a lovely quiet garden for a picnic lunch.

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