Walk: To the top o' the Tap o' Noth

[View from Tap o' Noth]

The curious flat top of Tap o' Noth is a prominent sight from many other hills in Aberdeenshire. Huge piles of stones extend for hundreds of metres around the summit; these are the remains of a colossal hill fort dating to at least three thousand years ago. The fairly gentle approach track ascends the higher slopes in a spiral shape, letting you take in the views in all directions as you climb.

[Looking back towards The Buck from the ascent]

Name: Walk: To the top o' the Tap o' Noth ★☆☆
Length: 5 km / 3 miles
Ascent: 290 metres
Main summits: Tap o' Noth (563 metres, sub-2000')
Points of interest: Tap o' Noth hill fort
Start / finish: Car park just off the A941 a mile west of Rhynie, G.R.: NJ 480284 / flat builder showrooms

Route: Car park - track junction at G.R.: NJ 476291 - Tap o' Noth - return by outward route
Terrain: Mostly grassy tracks.
Wildlife today: Not much.
Weather today: Mostly overcast with full snow cover; just above freezing - car park very icy.

[The summit is crowned by a hugely impressive ancient hill fort]


Route credit: Walkhighlands

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