Mount Keen and Mount Battock

Munro and Corbett hiking routes in the Glen Esk and Glen Tanar areas

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 from its rocky summit is reached by fine tracks and well maintained paths from Glen Esk to the south (as described in the 'Main Route') or Glen Tannar to the north (as described in 'Alternative Routes'). The use of a bike is recommended for either approach.

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)

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Terrain
easy 2/10difficult
Navigation
easy testing
Effort
stroll long day
Scenery
ok stunning
 
Meanings  Mount Keen : 'gentle hill'
Mount Battock : not known




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