Mount Keen from Glen Esk

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The ascent from Glen Esk via Glen Mark is the shortest route up Mount Keen. The most easterly of the Munros is a dome rising above vast swathes of empty, bleak moorland, with extensive views on a good day.


Track and good hillpath, but very exposed in bad weather.

Public Transport

Very limited (school bus times only) bus from Brechin. Traveline Scotland.


Invermark car park, Glen Esk. Map and directions.

Hillwalking in Winter

Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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