Glen Tanar to Mount Keen hike, mountain bike. Most people tackle Mount Keen from the south (shortest) or head west from Aboyne (long and gentle approach), but I’d head south to cross some smaller hills that lie between it and Ballater (longish, steeper). What a day great ride up, a small section of hike a bike nearer the top but the decent is fast and fun There are several shorter-length, flat loops for a range of walking speeds. Feels quite nimble, though still can’t quite get the front fork dialled exactly as I want it (Fox float RL so neither a remote or low speed compression control to halt climb ducking, can lock out entirely on the fork, but would rather something more hands-off or progressive), There’s some ruins nearby where we leave the bikes, and get changed to proceed on foot. Features & spec Stories & reviews Toggle dropdown. The glen is surrounded by hills rising from Black Craig 1,742' (531m) in the west, to Mount Keen 3,080' (939m) in the south-west. Receive a free download with purchase of this map. I chose to walk Mount Keen from Glen Esk, (the short route), rather than Glen Tanar. The most popular route up Mount Keen travels through Glen Mark and begins from Glen Esk to the south. It has a conical summit cone, from which broad ridges lead S to Glen Mark, N to Glen Tanar, NE and E to connect to Braid Cairn. On a good day the views of mountain to sea over Angus and Kincardineshire are fantastic so I won't have a word said against Mount Keen. Mount Keen (Scottish Gaelic: Monadh Caoin) is a 939 m (3,081 feet) high mountain and the most easterly Munro. Head NW then W through Glen Esk to car park at ... from the north or south, I would say that doing it from the Glen Tanar in the north is the better option. Map of Glen Esk & Glen Tanar - OS Explorer Map OL (Aboyne & Mount Keen) Publication Date: 10/06/2015. *Festive Meal After Walk*. There was a chap in having a cuppa, Eventually all the natural pine woods thin, past some warnings about the territorial capercailie, and we’re out onto moor, and get first glimpse of the head of the glen. Mount Keen from the heather . Mount Keen (Scottish Gaelic: Monadh Caoin) is a 939 m (3,081 feet) high mountain in Scotland and the most easterly Munro. Continue to Glen Tanar from the summit, making the total route 15 miles. 5th January 2020. Willie striding out… Four (including Harvey) began the ascent of Mount Keen which eventually took 1 hour and 12 mins from the glen. Le mont Keen est le munro le plus à l'est. We met Peter in Glen Tanar which was busy with day trippers from the Car Park. Mount Keen (Scottish Gaelic: Monadh Caoin) 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. NGR 406 896). The trail is … Mount Keen can be approached from any of several directions: south from Glen Mark, north from Glen Tanar, and east to Braid Cairn, each requiring a good walk, or uuse of a sturdy bicycle. Don't forget to take enough food. Or Very Strenuous. Here there is mile upon mile of untouched, open wilderness. The most popular route up Mount Keen travels through Glen Mark and begins from Glen Esk to the south. The pine woods around Glen Tanar are lovely and I find Glen mark to be very atmospheric and Queenswell and and Mark Cottage add a little interest to the walk. Please contact Gilbert to find out if there are spaces available. However, the Queens Well is quite nice which you pass when doing it from the south. NGR 405 852). The Forest of Glen Tanar, once part of the Caledonian Forest, runs along the southern side of the glen. Choose from flat, mid-length circular loops from around 5km in length, to challenging long-distance rides, high in the hills. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips. One of the two hard climbs of the day then takes you up to the saddle to the right of Mt. Huge collection, amazing choice, 100+ million high quality, affordable RF and RM images. NGR 406 896). Mount Keen is usually scaled from Glen Esk. I stick on some compression leggings to cover the lower legs as it’ll be chilly higher up, We bump into a few characters; a chap with skis who’s been up on the mountain skiing and now has a very long walk home, and a couple with this fabulously shiny tandem, I’d wondered if it was possible to ascend further on bike; from quite low down the sunken path has kept a lot of snow and knocks that idea on the head, Further up it’s clear of snow but quite eroded; there are parts which are bikeable but many that are a boulder fest that would involve shouldering. No need to register, buy now! Mount Keen 22/08/04 Munros: Mount Keen Accomplices: Ewan, Stuart. Start Point: Carpark beside Glen Tanar House: Grid Reference: OS sheet 44, GR475957: ... beside Glen Tanar House and follow the track SW along Glen Tanar passing through the Forest of Glen Tanar and Half Way Hut and continue until … 3/4 gore windstopper shorts with compression leggings a reasonable compromise between hilltop chill and valley floor heat. Graeme,myself and Harvey crossed the water and took The Firmounth back to Aboyne getting in at 17.23 hrs (so an 8 hour day) Birse Bridge . More Munro bagging is to be had in Glen Clova, with Mayar and Driesh. 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 !. Click this button for full details. Circuit from Glen Tanar over Mt Keen, Broad Cairn & Gathering Cairn: Ajm0310: 19/08/2017: From Glen Mark with B: Danmawr: 13/08/2017: 41st Munro: lojzi860621: 06/08/2017: 38. Fine day, up from Glen Esk. Good views all round. Started to rain near the end. Good tea and cake at House of Mark. huwthomas: 02/08/2017: Alone: Rob Pen y Garn: … From Ballater to Mount Keen is 8.5 miles with 1045m of ascent and 320 m descent and (of course) 1045m of descent and 320m of ascent on the return walk.- about 8-9 hours walking time, This compares with 8.5 miles and 840 m of ascent on the route up Glen Tanar but I suspect the Ballater route would be more varied and interesting. The walk today, takes your Club back into the popular Angus Glens. Warm waterproof clothing, a 1:50,000 O.S. Blue skies ahoy as we roll easily along the well surfaced tracks through the forest. Across the silvery Dee After a brief section of road, I joined the track past Balintober, up through woods aglow with foxgloves. Summit selfie. Take the right option and head N’wards on a newish path for the summit of Mount Keen (939m), the most easterly “Munro” in Scotland. Nonethless I enjoy thundering through it ‘foot skiing’ but wish I’d put gaiters on; going to have damp feet with all the snow that’s went over the sides. We cross over and follow the south side for a bit. Mount Keen is the most easterly of the Munros, a cone-shaped summit rearing above the … Cet itinéraire est le chemin le plus court jusqu'au sommet et commence dans le parking Invermark à Glen Esk. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert crossed by Mount Keen in 1861. Most people tackle Mount Keen from the south (shortest) or head west from Aboyne (long and gentle approach), but I’d head south to cross some smaller hills that lie between it and Ballater (longish, steeper). Across the silvery Dee. 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. Here there is room to roam free.