Mount Keen

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The most easterly of the Scottish Munros

If you like to get up high and enjoy a bit of solitude on your walks then the most easterly Munro, Mount Keen, is a good place to go in Glenesk, Scotland.

Mount Keen is a 939 m (3,081 feet) high mountain in Scotland and the most easterly Munro. It can be accessed from several directions, South from Glen Mark, North from Glen Tanar, and East to Braid Cairn. It is a moderate walk which is most popularly started by mountain bike, riding through the native Caledonian pine forest of Glen Tanar from Aboyne. On a good day, the Cairngorms, especially Lochnagar, can be seen.

The ascent from Glen Esk via Glen Mark is the shortest route and gives good going underfoot

Get immediately enveloped in a sense of space and vast open mountain country via Glen Mark. You follow an ancient drove road, the Mount Road, which links Angus and Deeside. The great walk-in up Glen Mark leads past Queen’s Well and then a good path up to the higher ground.

The Facts

  • Distance 19km (12 miles)
  • Ascent 939m (3,081ft)
  • Time 5 to 6 hours
  • Stayed: Turn off the B966 about a mile north of Edzell, onto the Glen Esk road. About 15 miles along it, in the end, is House of Mark.

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Enjoy a relaxing retreat at the top of Glenesk surround yourself with the beauty that is the Cairngorms National Park.