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Name:Morven
Hill number:1488
Height:872m / 2861ft
RHB Section:21A: Tomintoul to Banff
County/UA:Aberdeenshire (UA)
Catchment:Dee (Aberdeen), Don (Aberdeen)
Watershed:Aberdeen Bay
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,C)
Grid ref:NJ 37681 03987
Summit feature:large cairn
Drop:387m
Col:485m  NJ187028  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 37
(1:25k) OL59W 405W
Observations:15m S of trig point (NJ 37672 04003)
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 275 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Mountain bike Ballater to Lary and then along very good tracks to Morven Lodge where I was given permission to lock bike against gate. Round of Morven and Mona Gowan. Excellent daytrimarc216/05/2018
From the lay-bye at Milton of Tullich. A beautiful walk up through the woods, followed by a tough plod on sketchy paths from the South. Wide ranging views. With Ikuko.GWR Chris15/05/2018
From the south. White-out on the high ground.davidpettit8430/03/2018
Good parking at 410044. A decent but steep path behind Balhennie takes you quickly up to 600m. A 3 hour return on this great mountain. Solo.bolton22/02/2018
Circuit of Mona Gown and Morven from road-end near Birkford. Last mainland Corbett.PGCE19/02/2018
With Sal Clear Interesting celebration...davechaffey02/08/2017
SRFrank30/05/2017
From Tom Garchory, the only time on which I've used the pathColin Crawford22/05/2017
Made the mistake of starting past the house 300m NE of Balhennie, through the wood and up through the heather. But the path back down to Balhennie was easy enough.Pete R05/04/2017
With mora my dog, also mona gowen, starting from A 939BLACKHILL05/07/2016
From Lary, back via Mona Gowan, on a day with improving views. The walk along the ridge is surprisingly arduous, with lots of very lush bog vegetation, but the tracks on and off the hill are dead easy.Gill19/03/2016
Climbed with Tim - very poor conditions and deep snow!amcculloch12/03/2016
Parked on minor road near Raebush then up track past Redburn and onward to Morven in two hours then back the same way except bagged Culblean Hill East Top before Culblean Hill trig then back to track and car.Dugswell220/10/2015
Weather fair.MountainMac27/06/2015
Walked up via Balhennie Farm. Found and signed the summit book. Superb views. Company: Soloiandesbottes21/05/2015
ghaley15/03/2015
CK SheilaS03/03/2015
Clear sunny day. 2.25hrs.(1.30 up). Avoided path at farm due to sheep.brangie30/05/2014
Carried on to Mona Gowanduchally05/04/2014
From GroddieJA11/03/2014
Staying with Will, having failed to do it on Saturday due to snow.Grinner16/02/2014
Solo.Dangerous Dave02/10/2013
Adding old logsAngelaf10/06/2013
selfdavidsbatty02/03/2013
From Bridgefoot to Pass of Ballater at Craigendarroch. Very calm day, wide views.neimcv20/09/2012
see TrigpointingUK.com. RHW27/08/2012
corbett bagging conachcraig from spittal of glenmuick and morven from bridgefoot.robertphillips29/07/2012
From Balhennie in heavy drizzle which cleared quickly as did the mist up the eastern side. Four inches of snow from around the 2000 foot mark all the way to the frozen summit.Windy Corner19/05/2012
Started at 410044, along rough tracks to derelict cottage, then over two more gates and bear right onto footpath through heather (not shown on map) which heads directly up onto east ridge and all the way to the summit. Nice views of rolling farmland.Topographer5714/07/2011
Walk with John from Lary over Cairnagour Hillm Mona Gowen and Morven to Milton of WhitehousePhilsidwell01/02/2011
Climbed with Tom and William on descent route from An Socath. Bus trip with RRMC to Braemarmunromurph01/04/2010
From road nr Raebush, followed track to Balhennie and path on ground (not map) direct to summit.nordicstar05/05/2008
solo, from G Fenzie via Mona Gowan. Met one man on top, signed both visitors' books. Shooting in glen to S. but saw no-one. dropped down to nr. Morven Lodge and over small pass back to car. Lovely day, very clear and still. Sprained ankle held up v well iniallp18/10/2007
NIce hill. Easy walking.gman20/11/2006
Hill RaceBob6723/09/2006
Climbed from the East , started from the Bridgefoot rd end . no probs just straight up the side of the hill although the few false tops were annoying soon got to the top for great views to Lochnagar and the Dinnet lochs.torkm26/06/2006
MC JC. From Balhennie.Martin6601/06/2006
Self, Peter and BonnieInvicta1423/06/2005
Drove to Boultenstone and minor roads to Hillockhead. Solo. Finding nowhere to park I went back nearly a mile and parked. I left car, but after a short while I realised I had left my ice axe behind. Went back for it and set off for second time. Walked to road end and continued on track SW. Followed path roughly south - the path as marked on 1:50,000 first edition map. Path little used. After a short distance blocked by fallen trees, but forest track soon reached. This was not shown on my map, must have been the continuation of my original track and went in right direction so I followed it. Tree felling in progress. At end of forest climbed a fence and crossed river to join another track which was followed S towards Morven. Track ended so struck up hillside to reach summit of Morven.pwbellarby07/02/2005
Second round ascent.pwbellarby 2nd07/02/2005
Morven (NJ 377040) S/F NJ335002 Calm, warm, dry, cloudbase >2500', broken.John Young01/05/2004
Done from E. Another wet, misty, miserable day.Aye Jimmy28/12/2002
Galltywenallt28/09/2002
KT Uisdean2506/01/2001
Fresh snow all the way up and down from the east, and sunshine through the cloud -hard work but very nice. With Lesley and Neil - Christmas in Aberdeen.Chris Pearson30/12/2000
Round of Mona Gowan and Morven from Glenfenzie.Eddie12/12/1998
Morvern Fell Racestever19/09/1998
Near Balhennie ruin. Farm dogs called off. Narrow path steeply up through heather and rain and to final climb up to ridge and steady walk to summit with trig at west end. 11.50.arranc17/07/1995
Icy, cold, drifting cloud, no views. 2009 repeat - 4th attempt, at last dry, sunny, cloudless, cool, good views.iangalbraith26/12/1994
Route 85 in Cicerone guide to be published in 2012ancient brit10/04/1993