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

Aberdeenshire | Rhynie | Half day walk | ★★★

[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 3,000 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]

📌 Walk: To the top o' the Tap o' Noth ★★★
Start / finish at car park off A941 1 mi west of Rhynie, G.R.: NJ 480284 ///flat.builder.showrooms

▶ 5 km / 3 mi | ▲ 290 m | ⌚ Half a day | Moderate
Features: △ Tap o' Noth (563 m, sub-2000'); Tap o' Noth hill fort
Terrain: Mostly grassy tracks.

Route & map

Car park - track junction at G.R.: NJ 476291 - Tap o' Noth - return by outward route


Route credit: Scotland Off the Beaten Track

On our visit

Wildlife: Not much.
Weather: Mostly overcast with full snow cover; just above freezing - car park very icy.

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

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