Bennachie Visitor Centre - Where your Bennachie experience begins ...

Pitcaple, Inverurie AB51 5HY

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Bennachie Visitor Centre Visit Scotland visitor 4star attraction
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Welcome to the Bennachie Visitor Centre

The Bennachie Visitor Centre is closed for the winter from 29th October until 1st April.

For enquiries relating to the hill, trails or car park please contact the Forestry Commission office on 0300 0676200.

For general enquiries please email

Bennachie Heart Appeal

Bennachie Heart Appeal

There is a need for a Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) in this area and the Bennachie Centre Trust plan to install one in 2019.

We need to raise £3000 to buy and install a PAD at the Bennachie Visitor Centre.

For this project to be successful, we need you ...

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Bennachie Heart Appeal
Bennachie Hill Range, Pitcaple, Inverurie AB51 5HY
Bennachie Visitor Centre at Bennachie Hill Range, Pitcaple, Inverurie AB51 5HY

Top Activities to do at Bennachie

The Bennachie Visitor Centre

On the eastern edge of the Grampian mountain range, Bennachie is one of the north-east of Scotland's most recognisable landmarks.

From its highest summit of Oxen Craig at 528 metres to Millstone Hill and its most popular peak, Mither Tap, history abounds in this ancient landscape.

Today the hill is managed by Forestry Commission Scotland and whether you want to attend an organised event, join a guided walk or just wander through the countryside, there's something for everyone. Within easy travelling distance of Aberdeen, Inverurie and Huntly there are four car parks situated around the hill giving easy access to the forest and hilltops of Bennachie - the Donview car park near Monymusk, Back O'Bennachie near Oyne, the Rowan tree car park and the Bennachie Visitor Centre.

Once you've arrived there's an extensive network of paths for you to explore - from a 15 minute woodland stroll to an all day hike over the moorland hill tops. For trail information, including notice of changes due to forestry operations, visit Forestry Commission Scotland - Bennachie.

One of the most popular starting points to explore the hill is the Bennachie Visitor Centre.

With its large car park, toilets, gift shop and refreshments, the Centre is a one-stop shop for all things Bennachie. Exhibits tell the story of the hill and its heritage, the people who used to live there and the wildlife that makes Bennachie its home.

Call in at the Centre to hear the story of Jock the Giant, learn more about the forest and how we use its timber or just enjoy a welcome cup of tea. Maps of the hill are available and members of staff are always on hand to give help and advice.

Admission to the Centre is free - groups and coach parties welcome.

What will you spot from the wildlife viewing screen at Bennachie Visitor Centre?

What will you spot from the wildlife viewing screen at Bennachie Visitor Centre, Pitcaple, Inverurie AB51 5HY?
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