Mount Keen

January 04, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Mount Keen is one of the easiest Munros that I've climbed, you can basically cycle to the top. It might be easy, but it was no less enjoyable on a bright sunny day.

My friend June had selected this hill and it hadn't been on my radar, but walking it in early September was a treat as the heather was still in flower.

We parked at Auchronie after a nice drive at Glen Esk and we headed off with June's two dogs, as well as a spaniel that June was looking after for the weekend.

We headed at Glen Mark and passed the Queens well as well as the beautiful Glen Mark Cottage before following an easy Jeep track up a steep hill before spying Mount Keen and an easy walk to the summit. On a clear day, it is certainly worth a walk as the vista of a large part of Aberdeenshire was second to none. We could also spy Lochnagar to the west, the closest I've seen it so far.

View north east from Mount Keen Looking north from Mount Keen

At the top, it was time to shelter from the wind and have lunch, inevitably sharing some of it with the dogs.

It was then time to head back down, stopping at Queens well on the way, before heading home - An easy but enjoyable day and another Munro ticked off the list.

Queens Well at Glen EskQueens Well at Glen EskMy friend tends to her dogs whilst I take pictures.


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