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Mount Keen by Glen Tanar

Mount Keen by Glen Tanar


Postby lobster07 » Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:25 pm

Route description: Mount Keen by Glen Tanar

Munros included on this walk: Mount Keen

Date walked: 12/09/2020

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 30 km

Ascent: 795m

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Decided to spend less time driving and more time walking so took the Glen Tamar route - it's also much prettier. Parked at the Estate car park - £3 charge for cars. Took the mountain bike which was a good move. The Glen is very pretty forest and River Tamar is lovely but it is a long hike in - 7km. Slight incline and good track. Left the bike at the last bridge where you start to climb Mount keen. Clear track, steady ascent and then a steep bit at the end. It was really windy as we approached the top, hard to stand at times and near impossible to enjoy the view. Hunkered down and had a bite to eat, nearly took the Glen Esk path down which would have been disastrous :roll: . Made our way down by the right path but tripped half way down and quite badly grazed my face which obviously held things up a bit otherwise I would have been back quicker. Another one ticked of the list, enjoyed the glen most of all. Other walkers were very kind and staff from the estate were really helpful when they saw I had taken a fall.
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