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Name:Benaquhallie
Hill number:1517
Height:494m / 1621ft
RHB Section:21B: Fraserburgh to the Dee Valley
County/UA:Aberdeenshire (UA)
Catchment:Dee (Aberdeen), Don (Aberdeen)
Watershed:Aberdeen Bay
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m)
(Ma,Hu,Tu,4)
Grid ref:NJ 60641 08691
Summit feature:trig point
Drop:206m
Col:288m  NJ526063  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 37
(1:25k) OL59E 405E
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 121 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
SoloUisdean2501/09/2018
From top of lane via track to the east of summit as far as NJ 61164 09198, them another track leads to the summit.Lionel Bidwell10/07/2018
From Upper Broomhill after work. nice area.Dave McG28/03/2018
Parked at jct of Upper Dagie and Upper Broomhill. Up side of farm and up line of single trees, across fence with protection then direct to summit helped by frozen snow. Great viewpoint. Return same way.Coinneach21/03/2018
5th of 6 today: Cairn William, Bennachie, Millstone Hill, Hill of Fare, Benaquhallie, Craiglich.PGCE22/02/2018
As other from Upper Broomhill, round the back of the farm, then along the tree avenue uphill. Over the crossing point on the electric fence, then heather via the huge cairn to trig. Fine evening views before darkN.Morters26/01/2018
First hill of 2018, and a nice one. Parked on the verge at the Upper Broomhill/Upper Dagie junction, and followed the track up through the first gate, then took a nice grassy ATV track straight up the hill. This leads to an easy step over the electric fence, with all strands covered in insulation to prevent contact with tender anatomy. Heather bash to the big cairn (views!) and then to the trig. There are ATV tracks down the wall to join the main track to make a circular route, but I wish I hadn't, it was all very icy and a right pain.Gill01/01/2018
Parked by Upper Broomhill and just headed straight up through the heather. Followed the dyke for my return. Second of three for the day.Peterb04/07/2017
Parked just below Upper Broomhill. Good path to the col then followed the dyke to the summit. Headed due south to descend easily through the heather. Solo in 55 minutes.bolton03/06/2017
MTB'ed it: https://www.strava.com/activities/976779366Alastair S08/05/2017
A break from my drive between Keith and Glasgow! Parked at NJ606074. Ascended direct from Upper Broomhill crossing electric fence via crossing point located on a line roughly between Upper Broomhill and the summit. Deep heather beyond fence. Interesting cairn just before summit.raffemeister14/07/2016
Weather fair.MountainMac24/04/2016
With Jenx. Small parking space at head of the permissive lane, then good track to col. Deep heather from therein a pain but only 7om of ascent to put up with. Back down more directly - mind the electric fence, a crossing is provided.nordicstar22/10/2015
Easy ascent along track from the south to the col. Followed dyke to summit. Fine viewsfasgadh14/04/2015
From 606077, no apparent vehicle access objection or parking problems. Terrain mostly OK, two easy fences and some long heather higher up. At 1530 the last of the sun's rays disappeared below the horizon between Mount Keen and Lochnagar.Topographer5703/12/2014
From Upper Broomhill. Soon left path and took direct line.AndrewFinnimore12/09/2014
park at 606077 for a brief stroll to a summit with fine viewsThearlaichdubh08/09/2014
3rd hill today after craiglich and pressendye.robertphillips06/07/2014
Massive cairnBob6712/06/2012
Intermittant drizzle and high cloud, calm, warm, good views.iangalbraith23/06/2011
Solo run.amswanston01/05/2011
Straight up from near upper Broom hill over easy heather slopestorkm17/04/2010
Morning ascent before an orienteering event on Deeside.JohnW05/08/2005
From near Clasholm keeping high contour but low profile. Buzzard over heather said we've got it to ourselves now.Eddie21/08/2004
On farm access track to avoid growing crops to new wire fence and open moor. Track came up from valley and followed to high point on grass by stone wall. Through small wood and up a steep heather dome to top at 15.25.arranc12/06/2004
AloneSpudGunn14/02/2003
Date is first visit. Notes from later...pleasant pasture approach. OK heathery summit, wide view. park at rd summit 592073, c. beeline via 596079 RHW24/12/2001
From NJ606077. Augut 2005.summitsupblank
Susan Bidwell10/07/2018
RobF21/04/2018
scoob13/01/2018
Fi13/01/2018
willyross01/01/2018
lindaross01/01/2018
weaselmaster18/11/2017
Sick Kid18/11/2017
ger14/11/2017
briansv650s17/04/2017
iainwalton09/04/2017
vgiorgio05/04/2017
NormanW30/09/2016
GmacT06/04/2016
elizyanne06/04/2016
superstar_tradesman07/02/2016
elma spencer05/11/2015
jenx22/10/2015
duchally11/02/2015
Crumblie217/01/2015
Johnny Corbett21/10/2014
AndyS22/09/2014