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Mount Battock - the Eastern Front of Corbetting

Mount Battock - the Eastern Front of Corbetting

Postby Graeme D » Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:53 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: Mount Battock

Date walked: 17/07/2013

Time taken: 4.4 hours

Distance: 15.7 km

Ascent: 713m

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I hadn't been out walking with Robin since last July when we did Stob Ban and Mullach nan Coirean. Today we had plans to tackle a couple of Munros out west that neither of us had yet done - either Meall nan Eun and Stob Coire nan Albhannaich in Glen Etive or Sgurr Eilde Mor and Binnein Beag in the eastern Mamores. As it turned out, this Wednesday was one of the poorer days of the recent sunny hot spell and the forecast was more promising further to the east, so we settled on Mount Battock, the most easterly Corbett.

It was a bit of a trip down memory lane for Robin who had once spent a summer season in the 1970s working as a grouse beater at Millden Lodge.

We spent a good 30 minutes or so sitting at the summit chatting to a bloke from Oban who was staying with his son for a week over near Laurencekirk, before heading back down to Millden Lodge via Hill of Saughs and then off to the Panmure Arms Hotel in Edzell where Robin used to drink in his grouse beating days. He said it had changed a bit since the 70s! :lol:

Robin setting off towards Blackcraigs and Mount Een

Ascending Mount Eean on typical terrain for the day

Robin trying out one of the deluxe standard shooting butts

Mount Battock up ahead beyond Wester Cairn

Distant Loch Lee and Lochnagar

Mount Keen

Summit of Mount Battock

Towards Glen Esk


Back to Battock from Hill of Saughs

Crossing the Burn of Turret

A last look back at Battock

Carpet of purple heather


Shady sheep

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Re: Mount Battock - the Eastern Front of Corbetting

Postby Bod » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:01 pm

Cracking report Graeme, to my shame I have not been up Mount Battock despite it being in my backyard during my teenage years and early 20's. Luxury shooting butts right enough :)
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Re: Mount Battock - the Eastern Front of Corbetting

Postby ChrisW » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:20 pm

Thanks for the memories Graeme, I did almost the same route here but in reverse, I really enjoyed it too, perhaps not everyones cup of tea but I walked under huge dark skies all day and never got rained on ....... maybe thats why I fell so good about it :lol:
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Re: Mount Battock - the Eastern Front of Corbetting

Postby kevsbald » Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:40 pm

Hmm, fancy it from Glen Dye and over Clachnaben.

Clachnaben and Bennachie,
twa landmarks fae the sea....

or so it goes.
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