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First Time Ever on Mount Battock

First Time Ever on Mount Battock


Postby mountain thyme » Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:23 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: Mount Battock

Date walked: 22/07/2014

Time taken: 3.4 hours

Distance: 14 km

Ascent: 800m

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Started this walk from Glen Esk. Just passed Millden Lodge turned right into a minor road and parked at the phonebox.
Decided to take the bikes and cycle this one.
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starting point

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start of the track

Headed up the good track and passed Muir Cottage. Just passed the cottage the road forks. We took the right fork passing a new build, though the gate and headed for the forest.
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new build

We followed the track alongside the Burn of Turret and keeping left and avoiding any right turns on the track.
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the turret burn and bridge if required

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continuing along the track

We left the bikes as the track starting to climb steeply and became full of huge stones and more difficult to cycle.
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never ending track

The track then splits and we continued on the left track and climbed steeply uphill.
The track heads west and then begins to descend. We left it here and headed north downhill and over a stream and followed a fence and stalkers path for 20 minutes and the cut across to pick the path back up at the number 6 - 5 grouse butt.
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where we came back onto the path

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Starting to Struggle heading up the track

We followed the good track again up to the Wester Cairn at 717 and then headed north east to the summit of Mount Battock.
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towards MB

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Summit

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Summit of MB

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Summit views

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Summit

The sun was shining and we therefore sat at the summit for about half and hour and then retraced our steps the exact way we came up. Thought our bikes were gone at one point, but picked them up and back to the car in 3 hours 40 minutes. Most of the cycle was either downhill or on the flat back towards the car.
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Re: First TIme Ever on Mount Battock

Postby Johnny Corbett » Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:29 pm

Good to see you followed my route and didn't get lost. You're new guide must be bringing you good luck, you're getting views from summits :shock:
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Re: First TIme Ever on Mount Battock

Postby mountain thyme » Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:36 pm

Johnny Corbett wrote:Good to see you followed my route and didn't get lost. You're new guide must be bringing you good luck, you're getting views from summits :shock:


If i followed your route id be on Mount Keen :shock:
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Re: First TIme Ever on Mount Battock

Postby thebaldfalcon » Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:50 pm

Johnny Corbett wrote:Good to see you followed my route and didn't get lost. You're new guide must be bringing you good luck, you're getting views from summits :shock:



Theresa me be a bit slow, Johhny but she can navigate ha ha
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Re: First Time Ever on Mount Battock

Postby rockhopper » Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:21 pm

that looked good, MT - definitely one for the bikes but looked as though it may be possible to cycle a wee bit further ? more enjoyable on the way down :D :wink: - cheers :)
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Re: First Time Ever on Mount Battock

Postby dooterbang » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:32 am

Not many firsts left for you...being in your late 40s like :wink:
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Re: First Time Ever on Mount Battock

Postby mountain thyme » Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:13 pm

rockhopper wrote:that looked good, MT - definitely one for the bikes but looked as though it may be possible to cycle a wee bit further ? more enjoyable on the way down :D :wink: - cheers :)


Cheers RH. I thought from a distance that we would be able to cycle a lot further up the hill, but the path becomes very rocky but with lots of boulder type stones rather than gravel so there was only so far you would take the bike :(

dooterbang wrote:Not many firsts left for you...being in your late 40s like :wink:


Still to let you plan the route, navigate and find the summit of a hill.... that would be 3 firsts :D
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