Last week I’d been thinking about where to go after dropping Shaun off at his new flat, when a leaflet from Visit Scotland fortuitously arrived in the post. It featured a question about Mither Tap in Bennachie, so that’s where we went on the Saturday.
The Centre provides a very informative map for walking in this area. Mither Tap is 518 metres, and a straightforward walk from the busy car park. At the top are the remains of a large Pictish fort. The leaflets explain that this hill was first occupied in 10,000 BC.
The views from the top are superb. To the north and east is prime Aberdeen farming country.
We continued over to Millstone Hill, at 408 metres.
Overall, an excellent walk in some hills that we had not visited before.