Mount Battock from Glen Esk

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Starting from the roadside in the scenic Glen Esk, this route climbs to the summit of Mount Battock, the most easterly Corbet (hill over 2,500 feet), which sits on the county boundary between Angus and Aberdeenshire. The lower sections are on rough estate tracks but the higher sections are over heather-clad hillsides with large areas of grass and peat, which will be boggy after wet weather. Apart from a small wooden bothy on the ascent there is no shelter on this route, so go well-prepared for all weathers. On a clear day you will be rewarded with views over Glen Esk to the south and Deeside to the north. On the higher sections where there is little or no path, an old wire fence provides easy navigation to and from the summit.

Scotland - Northeast Scotland - Angus - Angus Glens


Great Views, Moor, Mountains
9/2/2015 - David and Chris Stewart

Updated by Mike Taylor 31/08/15. Major refresh, new photographs and waymark texts and locations to reflect significant changes to estate tracks as indicated in comments from Colin Young.