This is the shortest route to the summit of Mount Keen, the most easterly of the Scottish Munros. It starts at the Invermark car park in Glen Esk and heads through Glen Mark to the summit. The path is quite good for most of the route but become rockier towards the summit. There are fabulous views of Glen Esk, Loch Lee and the Cairngorms. Look out for red deer as you make your way through the beautiful Glen Mark.
Mount Keen stands at 939 m (3,081 feet). The walk will probably take about 5-7 hours.
PostcodeDD9 7YZ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Mount Keen Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
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Mount Keen OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Mount Keen Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head west from the start point and you can try the Loch Lee Walk where you can enjoy a waterside walk along the loch and visit the Falls of Unich and the Falls of Damff.
To continue your walking in Glen Esk head a few miles south east and try the popular Edzell Blue Door Walk. This takes you along a splendid river gorge on the North Esk with waterfalls and salmon leaps to see on the way.
Head north to Ballater and you could pick up the popular 7 Bridges Walk.