Ben Rinnes (Scottish Gaelic: Beinn Ruaidhneis) is a mountain in Moray, in northern Scotland. The mountain is popular with hikers.Use our Ballindalloch travel planner to arrange your visit to Ben Rinnes and other attractions in Ballindalloch.
The mountain is 20 km² in total and is located 8 km southwest of Dufftown. The mountain has one main path and can be easily accessed from the nearby car park. The Friends of Ben Rinnes program has been working on the paths to make it more accessible to the public and to prevent further erosion of the fragile ecosystem on the steep slopes and has been rather successful.
Ben Rinnes Reviews
Many people will describe the walk and how to get there, but like many similar walks everybody is fixed on getting to the top as quickly as possible and the views. On a sunny day it is usually busy... more »
Love this wee mountain, great views and a good path but please take your rubbish with you. The hill is ever changing in summer and winter. Always enjoyable and a good hill to take a friend who has... more »
Love this mountain so much, on a good day it's a pleasure and on a bad day it's a challenge. Amazing views and everyone you pass is always so friendly. The first part of the climb is tough as you start off straight up. The middle is pleasant with a flat are, great for stopping to take a few photos. Then the towards the top theres stone steps which aren't so friendly on the knees but if you take your time, you'll get there. The top has rocks which is good for a picnic or shelter from the wind. The white stone needs a paint job but I'm still happy to place my hand on top everytime I climb it. Theres a donation box at the bottom for the folk that maintain the area and paths. Always nice to pop something in.
As inexperienced walkers from the Netherlands this walk was a bit of a challenge. It starts and ends pretty steep. But the middle part is quite nice and gives you a little break. The last part with the stairs is pretty rough but once you’re at the top all is forgotten. We were there on a clear day and the views where breathtaking! Def worth the muscle strain the next day, haha
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