face it the only reason that people climb this hill is because
it's a munro and the most easterly one at that. I too am guilty
of this crime but what makes this walk worth it is the walk
in along Glen Tanar. The steady stroll takes you alongside the
Water of Tanar and the Forest of Glen Tanar both of which provide
pleasant distraction for the long walk in.
The new footbridge above (photograph
courtesy of Aberdeenshire Council) replaces the original bridge
that was washed away in the floods.
the less patient out there, your mountain bike can prove to be
an excellent bet. The incline is gentle enough to cycle most of
the way up the hill and with a bit of extra effort you'll make
it all the way to the top.......
a new foot bridge has been built across
Water of Tanar to replace the original one that was
washed away in a flood.
from the carpark (Multimap)
beside Glen Tanar House and follow the track SW along Glen
Tanar passing through the Forest of Glen Tanar and Half Way
Hut and continue until the junction of the track with Mounth
Road at GR406896.
south along Mounth Road crossing Water of Tanar at the foot
bridge (see above) and proceed to GR403876. At this point
the summit path bears south east leaving Mounth Road, and
takes you directly to the summit of Mount Keen (939m, GR409879).
the return journey either retrace your steps or head NE to
the Cowie Burn which leads to the Mounth Road by an alternative
route. From this point you just go back where you came from.
hill can also be climbed from the south through Glen Mark
leaving the car at GR444804.
The old footbridge across Water of Tanar
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