4.5 of 5 (2 votes)

Ben Vrackie

A leisurely walk (mountain (above 600m)) in Perthshire, Scotland, about 8.70km (5.41 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 4:30h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 657m (2155ft)
Descent 648m (2125ft)
Max. Elevation 820m (2690ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 1305m (4280ft)
Start & End
Distance 8.70km
Duration ~4:30h
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 11 Jul 2009
Heading up to the Cairngorms by train? It's well worth stopping off at Pitlochry for a walk up Ben Vrackie. The hill sits just north of the village of Moulin, which is a short bus ride from Pitlochry. It's an easy walk, and a good warm up for the bigger challenges to the north - my friend Simon recommends it as the perfect hill to test out new winter walking gear! Ben Vrackie's summit is also an excellent viewpoint for many of the hills of central Scotland.

Walk Functions


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From the bus stop in Moulin, head for the Moulin Hotel. Follow the road uphill behind the hotel, towards a car park (about 300m away). The path to Ben Vrackie is clearly signposted, heading through the trees.
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No complex route directions needed; just use your map and follow the path across the heathland to Loch a' Choire. The path up to the summit is easy to see.
About 3.07 km (~1.91 miles) from
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The summit, at 841m, is a Corbett, not a Munro. But who cares? It's a glorious hill in the middle of fantastic scenery, so sit down, get your flask out and enjoy the majesty of the Scottish Highlands. There is a marker on the summit to help you pick out hills.
About 1.12 km (~0.7 miles) from
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There is a path taking a detour around Loch a' Choire, if you fancy a bit of a wander on the way down.
About 0.94 km (~0.58 miles) from
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Back to Moulin and the bus home. There is a famous salmon ladder in Pitlochry, which is worth a visit - it's just near the dam that forms Loch Faskally. It's hard to spot salmon, but is a lovely place regardless.
About 3.34 km (~2.08 miles) from

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