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Name:Ben Vrackie
Hill number:445
Height:842m / 2762ft
RHB Section:06B: Pitlochry to Braemar and Blairgowrie
County/UA:Perth and Kinross (UA)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, Yeaman
Grid ref:NN 95081 63235
Summit feature:viewpoint
Col:439m  NN974656  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 43
(1:25k) OL49E 386E
Observations:viewpoint is 90cm higher than flush bracket of trig point 8m NW at NN 95077 63241
Survey:Abney level
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From car park (9:05) followed the path up the hill. There was some drizzle and intermittent cloud on the summit, but this cleared in time for my arrival; dry thereafter. Good viewpoint. Returned by the same route; finish 12:10. First day out after lockdown, so I met about 50 other walkers, including quite a few eager young kids.dbb05/07/2020
started by Memi craft houses with JoshNHumes 11/06/2020
Tandem tourTeasyChris01/06/2019
Fifth visit; TGOC 19Colin Crawford20/05/2019
Gorgeous fell run up and down to the summit from Moulin. Perfect weather. 1 hour 45 minutes including Creag Bhreac. With GFE.Fionalevey06/05/2019
With Lorna and then on to the Killiecrankie footpath. 10.5 miles altogether. Incredibly windy at the summit.Skerryvore14/04/2019
With JB DB ZB Raisinalways_more_up15/02/2019
Straightforward walk (via Meall na h-Aodainn Moire) in pretty wild, wintry conditions!Geoff Briggs08/02/2019
Started at Moulin Car Park, steep in the latter parts and mist came down as we passed the tarn. First one done, bought the Tee shirt. Whoop!WalkingDead02/01/2019
nav day with heather morning mountaineering scotland - poor conditionslittle al13/10/2018
First solo hike in Scotlandanimymous15/09/2018
Solo. I've wanted to climb this for years, left parking 5pm and arrived 6:30pm. Some stunning views, worth the wait.meltdiceburg18/07/2018
8 mile walk from main car park up lovely tourist path to summit of Ben Vrackie and its very good toposcope, great views on a clear day stretching out to Ben Macdui, Schiehallion, Ben Lawers, Ben Chonzie, Lochnager, Glas Maol and even West and East Lomonds. On way down left main path and climbed through heather onto Creag Bhreac, then followed tracks and then pathless heather onto Meall na h-Aodainn Moire and surprisingly steep Meall Uaine, took lane in bealach and rejoined tourist path back to car park.DanTrig13/06/2018
From Moulin on a wet day with limited views. Still an enjoyable day on excellent paths. Solo.JohnIvor11/06/2018
Great walk with the full range of Scottish weather.denisB5210/05/2018
From Moulin, caught the end of the snow, first hill for Belladandaran19/04/2018
Along paths from Moulin (Pitlochry)kdbennett10/02/2018
By trade route. Icy/consolidated on top (microspikes needed). Views but overcast. Cold. Rounsfell03/12/2017
Pitlochry-Creag Bhreac-Ben Vrackie-Carn Geal-Meall Breac-Meall an Daimh-Meall na h-Aodainn Moire-Meall Uaine-Pitlochrycampagvelocet23/10/2017
From Moulin via Creag Breac before Meall na h-Aodainn Moire and Meall Uaine.NormanW08/07/2017
Recorded route and write-up at:
With Mora from the Moulin car park.BLACKHILL16/04/2017
With DH and PS. Wolverhampton MC Glen Feshie meet.John Lee27/03/2017
With Steve T. on a perfect winters day. Still hung-over after a Burns Night feast the night before.Play2End26/01/2017
From Pitlochry, with three other tops.jenx02/01/2017
Parked at the new CP just below Baledmund, took the Vrackie path with Jenx and bore off at col to pick up Creag Bhreac. Continued past lochan in good snowy conditions and hill path to Vrackie summit. Minor top to East (sub?) then heather slopes to lochan, up path to gain the Hump Meall na h-Aodainn Moire and Simm Meall Uaine, unsatisfactorily located with a radio mast bolted to summit. Down slopes back to path eying up Creag Chuinnlean but getting dark so left for another time.nordicstar02/01/2017
Up from Pitlochry and back via Killiecrankiequadbarrel20/11/2016
Pleasant walkcoakerz05/11/2016
From Moulin.Phaedra29/10/2016
With Janet, Christine & Bryan.GordyH06/10/2016
From the Moulin/Ben Vrackie CP. First to top of Ben Vrackie (with nearby cairns to the NE) then Meall na h-Aodainn Moire on the return.summitsup11/09/2016
Ascent from Pitlochry and south. Descent the same way back.brandybordeaux18/06/2016
Fairly easy climb. 2hrs 45mins and I was taking my time. Slightly overcast, but as usual sun came out as I descended.Jhimmy03/06/2016
A very enjoyable walk from Pitlochry and the views from the summit are brilliant.Chris Mac29/05/2016
On the 2016 TGO Challengealistairpooler20/05/2016
Nice walk crampons used.frameworks15/01/2016
Weather, a mixture of fair and clag with snow on ascent.MountainMac22/11/2015
An early start to beat the forecast wind and rain. Bus to Killiecrankie Visitor centre then up the good rack before heading up poor path and then no path to bealach between Meall an Daimh and main summit. All summits and higher ridges in cloud. Up Meall an daimh then path to main summit, down the pathed path to the Lochan before heading back to Pitlochry via Meall na h-Aodainn Moire and Meall Uaine. Had a couple of minutes hesitation when came to a cross track before the bealach track - not shown on map. Some kind of temporary looking transmitter station on the subsidiary top before Meall Uaine. Got back before the rain set in and, despite the forecast, wind not an issue. I think both were a problem for later starters.dickscroop06/11/2015
From Moulin along with the crowds. Bagging the trig. Did a round by descending to Killiecrankie and following the river back to Pitlochry. With JSW.BigJ29/07/2015
lovely walk with excellent viewsIsabel11/07/2015
Debs and GoskaMountain Goat19/06/2015
Several times from Moulin once from Killikrankie. Always windymunromurph20/04/2015
from Pitlochry CraigW20/04/2015
Good dry and warm afternoon for a round of Ben Vrackie and its outlying tops.Alex C09/04/2015
BSARU Winter Training in Cairngorms. Gale force winds and snow.Arran2822/02/2015
Cairngorm Club meet. With other club members some of the time but mostly solo. From car park at start of Ben Vrackie path at Moulin. Walked up main path to summit of Ben Vrackie. Continued to Meall an Daimh on faint path and using compass as very misty. Two contenders for highest point of Meall an Daimh. One is a small bump near some rocky outcrops and the second a flat area of heather with a large lying stone, which may be the summit. Both points reached. Went back to col with Ben Vrackie and descended southwards - lots of heather and boulders lower down. Went up to the obvious summit of Meall na h-Aodainn. Descended to 'Bealach Path', crossing a track not marked on my map before I reached that path. Hence back to Moulin.pwbellarby05/10/2014
Second round ascent.pwbellarby 2nd05/10/2014
Sunny, warm and busy. A pleasant Sunday afternoon stroll.Roblex24/08/2014