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Mount Keen

Mount Keen


Postby watty1 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:03 pm

Route description: Mount Keen from Glen Esk

Munros included on this walk: Mount Keen

Date walked: 31/05/2011

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 17 km

Ascent: 810m

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Just a short trip report on my walk up Mount keen. Bear with me as this is my first walk report.
Had been wanting to do this one for a while as it is not that far away from where i live.
Had been watching the forcast for the couple of weeks previous and decided that tues 31st was the day to do it as the weather was gonna be good.

Camped the night before in the Glenesk Campsite beside Edzell so i could get up and make an early start.
So after having breakfast and packing up all the camping geari headed up to the Invermark car park at Glen Esk.

Im pretty new to this walking lark and decided to try this one on my own.
It was a great morning so i had a fair idea i was gonna be in for a great walk.

I was right the scenery was stunning and the weather was great too.
Also couldnt believe how tame the birds were at the car park as they were eating out of my hand.

Here are some pictures from my day as the scenery was lovely and hopefully they might inspire others to do the walk as they did me.

Mark
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Re: Mount Keen

Postby ChrisW » Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:55 pm

great stuff watty - I love those birds down at Invermark, I've never seen chaffinchs so tame....they love a tracker bar though :lol:

You picked a great day for it, I was out myself over at Glen Shee and had a fantastic day.

Anyway, a fine first report - I look forward to more of em :D
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Re: Mount Keen

Postby watty1 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:26 pm

Hi Chris

Ur right about the birds by the way.
They also like Alpen bars and if u hold the bar out to them they just come over and peck a little bit off.
It was actually a great way to end the walk and was very relaxing.

Hope u had a great day where u were and i will look out for ur reports.

Mark
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Re: Mount Keen

Postby skuk007 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:50 pm

Good report, might save this one for a claggy day, can't see me getting lost following that path.
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Re: Mount Keen

Postby watty1 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:26 am

Hey ur right there it was pretty straight forward really and yeah the path was pretty easily identified to be honest. :thumbup:

Still a great day out though and some stunning views coming through the glen.

Mark.
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Re: Mount Keen

Postby Merry-walker » Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:09 pm

Excellent. Loving this hill. My fave :D :D :D
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Re: Mount Keen

Postby Julie » Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:26 pm

Just home from doing this hill, isn't it great??? A grand day out, Thanks for your great photos, looked much the same today!
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Re: Mount Keen

Postby sonic » Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:12 am

Hi mate looked like a cracking walk,
Quick question what was the building/monument thing in the third photo :?

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Re: Mount Keen

Postby watty1 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:32 pm

Hey ur right there its a grand walk on a nice day.
As for the monument Sonic its called the Queens well and its on the path up the mountain and u cant miss it.

Mark
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