Walk: Ben Rinnes wins!

Moray | Dufftown | Half day walk | ★★★★

[Ben Rinnes]

So often free of clag when the main bulk of the Cairngorms to the south is shrouded in low cloud, Ben Rinnes is an excellent option for a shorter hill walk perhaps if the weather isn't playing ball elsewhere. The views to the Moray Firth and inland to the Cairngorms are superb, which is unsurprising given how often you can see Ben Rinnes from other parts of northeast Scotland. The Scurran of Well granite tors (a mile northwest of the summit) are well worth visiting as a pathless extension to the route. Glenfarclas Distillery sits at the base of the hill to the north: reward yourself with a dram after summiting maybe?

[Much of the ascent is on a clear, wide path]

📌 Walk: Ben Rinnes wins! ★★★★
Start / finish at car park on minor road 4 mi southwest of Dufftown, G.R.: NJ 285359 ///stint.rhino.notice

▶ 8 km / 5 mi | ▲ 540 m | ⌚ Half a day | Moderate
Summits: Ben Rinnes (841 metres, Corbett)
Terrain: Wide, clear path (track to start) with some steep sections.

Route & map

Car park - Ben Rinnes by east ridge - return to start by outward route


Route credit: Scotland off the beaten track

On our visit

Wildlife: Mostly quiet.
Weather: Sunny to start with some cloud building. Chilly wind and quite cold for April; lots of small snow patches after recent snow.

[Summit views are excellent - this is looking east over the twin summits of Meikle Conval and Little Conval]

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