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She was Keen to get out

She was Keen to get out


Postby teaandpies » Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:22 pm

Route description: Mount Keen from Glen Esk

Munros included on this walk: Mount Keen

Date walked: 07/07/2016

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 17.5 km

Ascent: 810m

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Samantha and I were spending a couple of days away in Perthshire so we took the chance to take to walk Mount Keen. This was a decent choice as it's pretty easy and this would be Samantha's first outing of the year. She was up for it but knew she'd be a little rusty :lol:

The drive to the carpark is fine, Glen Esk is beautiful but Edzell was my highlight. What a nice wee town to pass through.

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Invermark carpark looking busy.

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I saw these in the carpark bin and had a wee chuckle. Somebody had a bad time :lol:

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On the right path for sure. The house trying to tempt us in with the promise of tea and apple pie :think:

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The path all the way from the car park to summit is decent.

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The Queens Well came into view in it's glorious location.

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The Queens Well.

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Samantha's first walk this year. A wee stop at the well to take on some water...not the well's water.

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Nice but it's not remote enough for my liking :lol:

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Looking back down Glen Mark :)

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The first glimpse of Mount Keen.

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It's getting closer.

The walk is pretty boring but the air force was keeping me entertained. First a couple of American jets of which I got no pictures off but then these beasts came thundering by... C-130s? If U had been further up or down the hill I would have had a much better view point.

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Can you spot both planes in the below pictures?
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On with the walk.

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A big pointless cairn?

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Samantha on route.

Once we got to the turn off towards the hill Samantha needed a pee :roll: After much faffing about she found a 'suitable' place and off we went.

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The path to Mount Keen. It's longer than it looks.

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Looking over to a more famous Cairngorm Munro :wink:

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There's a false summit, ach well.

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Getting there.

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Thar she blows...it was pretty windy at the summit.

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The summit Trig.

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Samantha keeping out of the wind :lol:

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A last summit pic before heading back down.

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I seen this rock on my way up but on the way down I noticed it had a massive B on it. Anybody know why?

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Having a wee rest. From here we just powered it down the hill.

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I don't about anybody else but when opening this bloody gate it I get weak electric shocks, it's not the best :shock:

We left the Invermark carpark heading to Tarfside to use the public convenience. I got changed there, Samantha elected to get changed in the car at Invermark...slightly awkward for her I'm sure.

We stopped in Edzell to find something to eat. There's a wee place called 'The Tuc Inn' it's a chippy/café that does decent fish and chips but the chips are bought in. I got a large soft scoop ice-cream cone to go :D

After watching one of Benviroments videos lately I've been trying to spend a little money in a wee town close to the hill(s) I'd be walking that day. As Ben Said, people tend to pass through these places but never stop to contribute anything.
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