Bennachie is one of the best known and most popular places to visit in north east Scotland.
This distinctive hill with several tops can be seen from miles around. Here you can enjoy gentle walks and a hike up to the highest peak in the area, along with some hidden heritage and sculptures. Look out for cuckoos, red squirrels, roe deer and many other types of fascinating wildlife.
The Bennachie Centre is a great place to learn about the history and the people of the area, and from here you can take one of the many trails in the area, enjoy a picnic and admire stunning views of the summit of Bennachie, also known as Mither Tap.
Travel on the A96 north past Inverurie. Approximately two miles beyond Inverurie take a road on the left sign posted to Chapel of Garioch. At Chapel of Garioch turn left (sign posted to the Bennachie Centre). Follow this road for two miles. The car park is sign posted