This climb of Mount Battock was just right for a cold and windy - but sunny - day in early January. The distant summits were bearing snow, but Mount Battock was clear. We found a circular route taking in the neighbouring tops, and were comfortably back down in daylight. Although not a Munro, it still provided a good strenuous climb.
- It was most memorable for the clear winter light and distant views
- The best bit was getting some fresh air and exercise after the excesses of Christmas and New Year!
- The worst bit was the new road which took away from the sense of wild country
- It was well worth taking the slightly longer circular route, to give us more variety and more time on the tops.
Contributed by Andrew Llanwarne< Back to Scotland page for links to other stories
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|Location||On the boundary of Angus and Aberdeenshire, in north-east Scotland.|
|Date walked||2nd January 2007|
|Walk type||High hills and mountain hikes|
|Difficulty||Requires moderate stamina, navigation skills and suitable footwear.|
|Distance||8 miles (13km)|
|Height climbed||650m (2130ft) approx|
|Time taken||4 hrs 30 mins|
|Map used||Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 map, Sheet 44 - Ballater and Glen Clova.|
|Walk source info||Previous visits, the map, and the Corbetts book.|
|Getting there||By car from Dundee via Arbroath.|
|Places to stay||Hotels in Edzell, Fettercairn, Brechin and other Angus towns.|