We found our new favorite hike in Scotland, though I don’t know how long it’ll last as number one on our list since we have more epic ones to come out on the Isle of Skye and at Loch Lomond. But, Ben Vrackie provided us an awesome and scenic hike that we enjoyed tremendously.
At the start of the hike, a slight climb took us through woodland, then out to open moorland.
After walking for a little while, we came to Loch a’Choire before climbing the steep path up Ben Vrackie. It is here where we ran into a young couple who took their clothes off for a dip but decided against it. “We were being ambitious,” said the girl. A warm day, but we all knew the lake was going to be cold.
The day boasted with sunshine and warm temperature, but clouds pushed in and hovered above during our final climb. At the top, it was a bit windy, but we didn’t mind as it wasn’t windy on our way up to the summit.
The views were of other mountains, the town of Blair Atholl, and the Cairngorms and beyond.
This is one hike I recommend if you’re hiking around Scotland. Only five miles roundtrip, Ben Vrackie is not to be missed!