Walk: Through Tyrebagger's trees to Tappie Tower

[Tyrebagger's summit is crowned with a picturesque, miniature tower]

Sandwiched between Aberdeen Airport, the A96 dual carrriageway, and now the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route too, Tyrebagger Hill doesn't sound like a promising destination. But this forested hill turns out to have plenty of character, with excellent views towards Bennachie and over the city of Aberdeen, as well as a miniature fairytale tower on the summit with a spiral staircase accessing the top.

[Bennachie seen from the summit]

Name: Walk: Through Tyrebagger's trees to Tappie Tower ★☆☆
Length: 6 km / 4 miles
Ascent: 140 metres
Main summits: Tyrebagger Hill (250 metres)
Start / finish: Car park just off the A96 2 miles east of Blackburn, G.R.: NJ 853116 / claw hands imprints

Route: Car park - track junction at NJ 848115 - track junction at NJ 855122 - track junction near Pitdouries Well - Gueval Wood - Tyrebagger Hill - return to Gueval Wood - track junction at NJ 843119 - start. Map of route here (number 3); route waymarked in white.
Terrain: Mostly tracks with a little mud; clear path to summit.
Wildlife today: Birds in the forest but mostly quiet.
Weather today: Sunshine and scattered clouds, temperatures in single figures.

[Aberdeen is just visible over the trees from the summit, the North Sea beyond]


Route credit: Forestry Commission Scotland

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