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Views are fab!

We live near here and walk it every day. There are so many paths to the summit varying to suit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sam B
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Banchory, United Kingdom
Great views

Not particularly well posted from the town, as we were on foot, despite asking for directions in... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
ColwynBayBirdwatcher
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Colwyn Bay
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All reviews great walk car park worth the climb lovely forest every direction easy climb heart pumping spiral staircase well worth the effort strenuous walk sunny day couple of hours windy paths route tower dogs
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We live near here and walk it every day. There are so many paths to the summit varying to suit walkers, runners and bikers alike, it's excellent. The tower is currently sporting a large bra from the flag pole which always brings a smile. The...More

Thank Sam B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not particularly well posted from the town, as we were on foot, despite asking for directions in the library and we lost our way initially. Once we found the path, had a great walk and stunning views from the top. Some wonderful volunteers mending the...More

Thank ColwynBayBirdwatcher
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Just loved the walk up through the woods and up the hill to the tower. It was a bit of a puff but an invigorating experience.

Thank I H
Reviewed 7 September 2018

You can see Scolty and the tower upon it from all over Banchory. The walk up from the town centre is pleasant especially when you enter the woods. The actual climb up to the summit can be a bit steep but there are a number...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2018

You can take the easy route or the more challenging steeper one. Either way, once you get to the top, you will be rewarded with breathtaking views. Well worth it!

Thank AnnieFall
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

It's the second time I visit. first in winter around New year's. it was a beautiful walk back then. Now, end of August it's absolutely beautiful again, the weather was on our side. The views are amazing and the air ever so fresh. Would go...More

Thank G Carolina R
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Me and my friend walked up here last year, climbed up the metal staircase to the top, and you can see for miles,

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Love walking Scolty with our dogs . You can make it an easy walk or walk to the top for Fabulous view ! Lovely all year round. Good Parking .

Thank HOTELINSPECTORABZ
Reviewed 31 May 2018

A really nice walk from Banchory. Takes only around two hours if you take the slightly longer route. You need to be reasonably fit as there are some quite steep hills to ascend and descend. Great views from the top if it’s a clear day.

Thank Ian F
Reviewed 30 May 2018

A fine walk from Banchory up to the top, but you can drive to the car park & have a shorter stroll if you want. There are a few different ways to the top, from easy to difficult, but what a lovely way to while...More

Thank Michael G
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