Ben Rinnes from the path

Ben Rinnes

Prominent whale-back mountain above Speyside

In the heart of whisky country, Ben Rinnes is a distinctive broad-backed and isolated hill rising above the farmlands of Moray.

Ben Rinnes

Meaningheadland hill
ListsCorbett, 103
LocationBuchan and Moray, Cairngorms and North East Grampians
Grid RefNJ254354
Lat/Lon57.40328, -3.24149

The most popular route up Ben Rinnes begins from the col at Glack Harnes to the east of the mountain, from where a fine vehicle track followed by a well maintained path aims to the summit and the route up couldn't be more obvious.

As part of Dufftown Highland Games, there is a hillrace from the town to the summit and back, which takes in a couple of other minor summits on the way before joining the route from Glack Harnes. The terrain on the minor tops is quite rough and not as obvious as the vehicle track !

Routes up Ben Rinnes

Ben Rinnes from Glen Rinnes and Dufftown

This route up Ben Rinnes begins from the Glack Harnes col and is a straightforward up-and-down following a track and well-defined footpath. The Ben Rinnes Hill Race extends the route further by starting from Dufftown.

Peaks : 1 Corbett

Ascent : 530m (1740ft)
Distance : 8km (5m)
Time : 2:45hr

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