Mount Keen above Loch Muick

Mount Keen

Most easterly of the Munros

The distinctive dome of Mount Keen is the highest point above vast rolling heather clad hills east of Royal Deeside. With a good network of estate tracks below, a bike is recommended to access this mountain.


Mount Keen


  Map base ©OpenStreetMap
Height939m
Prominence314m
Meaninggentle mountain
ListsMunro, 235
LocationGlen Esk, The Mounth
Grid RefNO409869
Lat/Lon56.96961, -2.97311


With gentle slopes, good access on fine estate tracks and well defined paths, navigation up Mount Keen is straightforward and therefore this mountain is one of the easiest Munros to bag !.

There are two main approaches up Mount Keen - from Glen Mark to the south and Glen Tanar to the north - your choice will most likely be based on where you are located. Both approaches have fine estate tracks to reach the foot of Mount Keen, from where well-maintained paths are followed to the summit.

The approach through Glen Tanar is more picturesque but longer than the approach through Glen Mark. If heading in from Glen Mark to the south, there are a couple of burns to ford and these could potentially be troublesome if in spate.



Routes up Mount Keen


Mount Keen from Glen Mark

This is the most popular route up Mount Keen and begins along estate tracks through Glen Mark on which the use of a bike is recommended. Higher up well maintained paths make for a straightforward route to Mount Keen's summit.

Peaks : 1 Munro

Ascent : 700m (2300ft)
Distance : 16km (10m)
Time : 2:30hr

Mount Keen from Glen Tanar

Fine tracks following the old drove road through forests of Scots Pine lead to the "Mounth Road" and to Mount Keen's summit. The use of a bike for the 13km plus cycle to the foot of Mount Keen is recommended !

Peaks : 1 Munro

Ascent : 810m (2660ft)
Distance : 31km (19m)
Time : 3:30hr



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