Mount Battock via Clachnaben

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Mount Battock is the highest point on a vast expanse of rolling, peaty moorland and is the most easterly of the Corbetts. Usually approached via Glen Esk, this longer route from the east visits the great granite tor of Clachnaben along the way.


Mostly good tracks and paths but very exposed with little shelter. Bealach after Clachnaben is briefly very boggy.

Public Transport

None to start.


Clachnaben Quarry car park just north of the Bridge of Dye. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

Hillwalking in Winter

Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Skills page for basic information on the essential skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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