• Ben Vrackie

    Ben Vrackie (2759ft)

    Pitlochry, Scotland

    Terrain: Straightforward, gentle ascent and steep finish to summit

    Time from Pitlochry: 2.5 to 3 hours

    A last minute decision to head north and a chance to catch up with friends in Pitlochry. The day dawned with beautiful Spring sunshine waking the spirits and drawing one out into the hills. Pitlochry is a tourist town, but within half a mile the hills are reached and open mountains spread out North, East and West.

    The ascent via Moulin is well signed and broad in character, hugging the edge of forest blocks and woodland before breaking out into open country. With pace, most are passed before reaching the intake wall and thence onward with smoke particulate hanging in the air from a heather 'burn'. Within metres of leaving the burnt area a buzzing rises from the moorland as the industry of insects is evident and provides a sound track amidst the stillness of the day

    Read more in the Scottish Highlands section of the website

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