Mount Keen above Loch Muick

Mount Keen

Most easterly of the Munros

The distinctive dome of Mount Keen is the highest point above vast rolling heather clad hills east of Royal Deeside. With a good network of estate tracks below, a bike is recommended to access this mountain.

Mount Keen

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Meaninggentle mountain
ListsMunro, 235
LocationMount Keen, The Grampians, in from Braemar
Grid RefNO409869
Lat/Lon56.96961, -2.97311

With gentle slopes, good access on fine estate tracks and well defined paths, navigation up Mount Keen is straightforward and therefore this mountain is one of the easiest Munros to bag !.

There are two main approaches up Mount Keen - from Glen Mark to the south and Glen Tanar to the north - your choice will most likely be based on where you are located. Both approaches have fine estate tracks to reach the foot of Mount Keen, from where well-maintained paths are followed to the summit.

The approach through Glen Tanar is more picturesque but longer than the approach through Glen Mark. If heading in from Glen Mark to the south, there are a couple of burns to ford and these could potentially be troublesome if in spate.

Hillwalking routes up Mount Keen

1. Mount Keen from Glen Mark »

This is the most popular route up Mount Keen and begins along estate tracks through Glen Mark on which the use of a bike is recommended. Higher up well maintained paths make for a straightforward route to Mount Keen's summit.

Ascent : 700m (2300ft)
Distance : 16km (10m)
Time : 2:30hr

2. Mount Keen from Glen Tanar »

Fine tracks following the old drove road through forests of Scots Pine lead to the "Mounth Road" and to Mount Keen's summit. The use of a bike for the 13km plus cycle to the foot of Mount Keen is recommended !

Ascent : 810m (2660ft)
Distance : 31km (19m)
Time : 3:30hr

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The 'boundary stone' near Mount Keen's summitThe 'boundary stone' near Mount Keen's summit
Hillwalkers descending Mount Keen back to Glen MarkHillwalkers descending Mount Keen back to Glen Mark
Mount Keen from Glen MarkMount Keen from Glen Mark
Final approach to Mount Keen from the southFinal approach to Mount Keen from the south
View north from Mount Keen's summitView north from Mount Keen's summit
Lochnagar from Mount KeenLochnagar from Mount Keen


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