On the eastern edge of the Grampian mountain range, Bennachie is one of the north-east of Scotland's most recognizable landmarks.
From its highest summit of Oxen Craig at 528 metres to Millstone Hill and its most famous peak, Mither Tap, history abounds in this ancient landscape.
Today the hill is managed by Forestry and Land Scotland (formerly Forestry Commission Scotland). Whether you want to attend an organized event, join a guided walk or wander through the countryside, there's something for everyone. Within easy traveling 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 and Land Scotland - Bennachie.