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Name:Mount Battock
Hill number:496
Height:778m / 2552ft
RHB Section:07B: Braemar to Montrose
County/UA:Aberdeenshire (UA), Angus (UA)
County (CoH):Kincardineshire (CoH)
Catchment:Dee (Aberdeen), Catchment Boundaries, North Esk
Watershed:Aberdeen Bay
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, Historic County Top,
Grid ref:NO 54964 84461
Summit feature:trig point
Col:492m  NO537854  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 44
(1:25k) OL54 395
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill
  • Kincardineshire historic county top

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Cycled in from bridge of Dye up glen Dye with a bit of bike pushing to get up on the ridge, after topping out cycled back to Clachnaben. With big J Not bad viewsNozzer24/07/2020
Bagging the trig. With Nozzer.BigJ24/07/2020
Cycled from car park near Bridge of Dye. Climbed the stairs to Cairn a mount carrying bike then cycled to summit of Mt BattockTrikster3 30/04/2020
With L for 15 windy miles in glorious winter sun in sub zero temps . From Birse Chapel road end. Perfect dry smooth path (Fungle)to col and up frozen bogs to summit of Mudlee Bracks to join the fine gravel 'motorway size' track pretty much the whole way - wore trail shoes- half running when we could - switchback route over Mudlee Bracks and Mill of Cammie. NW freezing wind was 14 mph in valley but was a constant 47mph on summit (measured by a fellow walker in summit wind shelter) Rather excitingly this just qualified as No 9 out of 12 as a Strong / Severe Gale on the Baeufort Scale (47-54mph) which required a fun determined battle on upper slope to and from cairn -linking arms helped. Returned same way into wind for a full body workout -body and arms as well as legs pushing against the wind. Left side of my face went numb - felt like Id been to the dentist. Fantastic 5 and half hours outing.Chris Pearson18/01/2020
See log for Shank of Mondair. From Hill of Saughs (to SSE) where the mapped track ends, a narrow trod leads to a gate. Once thru' gate, there is a trod/path which gradually improves towards the summit.carole engel17/10/2019
From phone box up shooting track to gate then path round to col below summit and finally fence then path to trig and shelter. Returned over Wester Cairn and picked up track. Minor variation on descent.SS28/07/2019
Parking area for 3-4 cars by the phone box. Dirt estate road all the way up.jonglew01/03/2019
With elizyanne from Parking by Millden phonebox. via Hill of Turret and Hill of Saughs, the completed the round across Wester cairn, Benygray and Mount Een. descending down via Blackcraigs. easy walks on tracks (many unmarked on map)with pleasant views.GmacT19/10/2018
Through the myriad of tracks starting from Millden. Breezy and chilly at summit.mcbboyd30/09/2018
County top reached from the small parking area with a phone box near Millden Lodge in Glen Esk. Nine miles in three and half hours with cracking views. Would not be a problem if visability was low as there’s a clear path until the last sixty meters of climb.WAYNE ROWLETT30/07/2018
1/1 Mount BattockFergalh29/07/2018
TGO Challenge 2018twg2723/05/2018
From Bridge of Dye, out via Glen Dye, back along the tops via Clachnaben, snow underfoot higher uprjf3501/04/2018
Up via Hill of Saughs. Really good rime ice on fence. Very clear, could see all the way to Aberdeen.PGCE17/02/2018
From Millden in Glen Esk, crossing to E side of Burn of Turret, then following ridges to summit of Mount Battock, descending via Wester Cairn and tracks on W side of the Burn. A number of new tracks in area, not showing on maps.kdbennett04/02/2018
SMHC Sunday walk Very cold, nippy fingers until we started climbing. Clear skies stunning views Ascent via Hill of Turret Hill of Saughs Descent Wester Cairn, Bennygray, Mount Een. Alan & Lyndsay Munro, John Mcpherson, Linda Sim, Linda Lawson, Alistair Beeley, Sandra SteelLizzieG10/12/2017
Climbed with Richard day before the big storm and heading up to Bridge of Orchy for DMC XMAS meet Pleasent day clear visibility, very windy on top but mostly sheltered.amcculloch06/12/2017
71st – With Allan. From the south parking by Millden Lodge, follow minor road and estate track over Mount Een, Bennygray, Wester Cairn, leaving track to gain summit. Return via different estate track following the White Burn and Burn of Turret. The estate track was pretty much a 'motorway' and detracted somewhat from the walk. V cold and dry, winds strengthening during the walk ahead of storm that evening.RGibbs06/12/2017
Solo. Good parking area by telephone box at Millden Lodge. Stobie Hillock, Hill of Saughs then Mount Battock. Down over Wester Cairn.Dangerous Dave15/09/2017
A long haul into the wind along the ridge-top track from Clachnaben. Then we turned around and retraced our steps ... with the wind behind us ... so much nicer!summitter17/06/2017
TGOC17Colin Crawford24/05/2017
Parked at Mill, headed up tracks, lots off shooting going on. A bit of cloud on summit so no views. Easy hill to bag. Company: Soloiandesbottes21/05/2017
Parked at Tarfside. Cycled up good but very steep tracks to the summit. Returned via same route.raffemeister02/04/2017
Parked by Millden phonebox. Excellent clay track via eastern slope of Allrey and Wester Cairn to summit. Returned via Hill of Saughs, which involves an Aquatic Interlude before reaching another good track after a 1 km bog crossing.Nick Down111/03/2017
Straight up and down from the telephone box on a very windy day unsuitable for anything more. Managed to go wrong on the tracks, there are a lot more on the ground than on the map but not a major errordickscroop24/09/2016
Second County Top of the day after Glas Maol this morning. Quite a drive, but worth it because the afternoon conditions were perfect. Fuelled by coffee and lemon cake, we were up and down the 9.5 miles in 3H 40M. Lots of evidence of gamekeepers planning for start of the shooting season.callumorr27/07/2016
Solo. From car park at end of road at NO532906. Mount Battock via Mudlee Bracks and Hill of Cammie. From Hill of Cammie followed the new substantial track that continues near the fence, goes through fence at a gate and goes beyond what is shown in the OS 1:25,000 map. It goes up the slopes of Mount Battock, but then veers away from the fence at a gentler angle. It reaches the col between Mount Battock and Wester Cairn. From col followed older track to trig point on Mount Battock. There are several rocks ~20m from trig point that look as though they are higher. Started a more direct return to starting point, rain, mist, high deer fence and lots of heather made me decide to return to the outward route and follow that.pwbellarby19/06/2016
From Tarfside on TGO Challenge 2016. Very windy cold day. Straightforward routemunromurph25/05/2016
Up via Glen Dye, then off piste to the main ridge, and back along the ridge track. I went down past Cairn of Fingtenny, since Clachnaben looks a bit over-rated ;-). The tracks make for easy progress, but are not pretty. Charr Bothy is 5*. I met the custodians, Tom and Ina. They do a fantastic job.Gill22/03/2016
Alone, from Clachnaben carpark.Grinner06/03/2016
Weather, clag with snow flurries.MountainMac20/11/2015
CK, Dave M,Chris A SheilaS31/12/2014
From Millden Lodge with GB and Adrian. Many access tracks!bolton29/04/2014
Small parking area by phone box at Millden Lodge in Glen Esk (3 or 4 cars) – Up road to Mill of Aucheen – 4x4 track over Allrey (A mistake; should have taken track on E. flank of Allrey) – Across rough moorland to Wester Cairn – Summit. (PM AD)gerrybowes29/04/2014
from Millden, Glen Esk with Tess, up and down by Mill of Aucheen, and track round right side of Allrey. Showery, cloudy and windy, with some calm spells. 4hrs.niallp06/04/2014
With GHC. A long walk in from the east and a longer walk back. It rained.Play2End06/04/2014
From Millden LodgeJA12/11/2013
By Glen Dye. Back over Clachnaban,lenman26/07/2013
Used route in the Historic County Tops Booknickywood105/07/2013
after the long trek from Clachnaben and having first made a trig top plaster cast at Cutties Hillockvegibagger18/06/2013
From Glen Esk. Wind was strongest ever encountered.bowlesy23/05/2013
From Glen Eskrussell6107/05/2013
The track from Glen Dye past Charr Bothy up hill alongside Burn of Badymicks. Lots of new tracks in this area followed the fence post line to summit. Returned to car via Clachnaben a long day on the hills with no rain is this a first in 2013LizzieG06/05/2013
corbett bagging ben tirran from adielinn cottage and mount battock from millden lodge.robertphillips27/07/2012
Final Corbett 2nd round having been 1st of the 1st in 1969.chalky195309/07/2012
with Flake!batrigg29/06/2011
Trig revisit. Bleak snowy windy summit; no view. 15mi circuit including Hill of Cat and a few Graham Tops. Descended N via Baudnacauner, making use of the tracks.RHW14/11/2010