Glen Esk - Mount Keen and Mount Battock

The most easterly Munro and Corbett !

Having summits on broad plateaus, Mount Keen and Mount Battock appear very similar when looking on a map. Both are heather clad and not the most inspiring of hills. Yet up close, they are very different !

Mount Keen is one of the easiest Munros.

Main route summary

Mount Keen with fine views its rocky summit reached by fine tracks and well maintained path. Mount Battock's summit with its trig point and few boulders is reached also by following tracks, however the views from Mount Battock don't inspire and while walking in, there's a constant feeling of intruding in on a pending shoot with all the hides and in-your-face electric deer fence.

Munros Mount Keen (939m, Munro 235)
Corbetts Mount Battock* (778m, Corbett)
 *see Alternative Routes below
Ascent 700m (2,300ft)
Distance       18km (11m)
Time walk : 5:40hr*
bike & run : 1:20hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent

Start/finish   Invermark car-park
(grid ref : NO447804)


Which map to choose ?
easy 2/10difficult
easy testing
stroll long day
ok stunning
Meanings  Mount Keen : 'gentle hill'
Mount Battock : not known

Route detail & map »

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Alternative routes »

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