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Name:Mount Battock
Hill number:496
Height:778m / 2552ft
RHB Section:07B: Braemar to Montrose
County/UA:Angus, Aberdeenshire
County (CoH):Kincardineshire (CoH)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Dee (Aberdeen), North Esk
Watershed:Aberdeen Bay
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, Historic County Top,
Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,C,CoH,Y)
Grid ref:NO 54964 84461
Summit feature:trig point
Drop:286m
Col:492m  NO537854  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 44
(1:25k) OL54 395
Observations:one of several rocks in the immediate summit area may be as high or higher
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill
Notes:
  • Kincardineshire historic county top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 442 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Milldon- Wester Cairn- Mt Battock- Hill of Saughs- W. of Whups Craig- Milldon walk. A fine stride out, nearly all on principal hill tracks. Long views and sunshine all day. Views back to the Cairngorms, Lochnagar and Morven brought back great memories from years to last week when Morven was my 98th Corbett. This hill was my 100th. With brother, Pete.pwheeler19/06/2024
Mount Battock from Glen Esk, Walkhighlands routehummusg01/01/2024
With E. A sunny day but chilly wind on higher ground meant we didn't linger at summit. From small car park in Millden, note telephone box has been removed. Past Mill of Aucheen and Muir Lodge along estate tracks via Black Crag, where track really rises up steeply, over Wester Cairn to summit. Return via Hill of Saughs, Hill of Turret, across Burn of Turret to rejoin outward track back to car park.Beeliner13/09/2023
 yorkielad15/06/2023
On day 12 of TGOC 2023, between Shiel of Glentanar and Clachnaben. Visited trig point and several nearby rocks that appeared to be higher than the trig base.alistairpooler23/05/2023
Grand day for an outing to Mount Battock mainly on tracks via Wester Cairn with return via Hill of Saughs from parking area (now without a telephone box) near Millden Lodge.RobB27/03/2023
With Eve, Nikki, and Marianthi. Very mild February day allowed for relaxed stroll across the moorland. Clear views across the Mounth to Mount Keen and Lochnagar.RufusHodge12/02/2023
Clachnaben, Hill of Edendocher, Sandy Hill and Mount Battock from Glen Dye parking.JasonStark28/12/2022
Pleasant stroll up the tracks from Millden. Not a soul aroundRockdoctor27/08/2022
Veryhappybunny09/08/2022
From Glen Esk, clockwise route up the track to the summit, then back down via Hill of Saughs and Hill of Turret. Clagged out above 500m so no views. 3h 16min total time.mproudfoot30/07/2022
Second visit, this time under cloudless skies.Windy Corner04/06/2022
Land of bulldozed tracks (and sore feet). Clockwise circuit from Milden over Wester Cairn and returning via Hill of Saughs. Quite a few other people out on the hill.Fife Walking23/04/2022
From Milden Lodge. Good track past Whups Craig, Hill of Turret, to Hill of Saughs, then grassy path to the summit. Descended by the good track south from Wester Cairn, then the grassy track along the east side of the Burn of Turret for the last km. Excellent weather, distant views to Lochnagar and the Cairngorms, slight haze towards the coast.Owen B22/04/2022
From the phone box in milden then across the next two summits before descending into the glenPilotralph 15/11/2021
With Sue from car park with phone box in Glen Esk, cycled/pushed for 4km ,then over Wester Cairn, summit good visibility. Return same way to bikes and free ride back. Taking care on fine gritty track.Frank20/09/2021
9.2 mile circular from phonebox at Millden Lodge. Up minor road to Muir Cottage then along grouse shooting tracks by Burn of Turret contouring the Allrey ridge onto Wester Cairn and Mount Battock summit. From here we descended through a boggy area to Hill of Saughs down track over Hill of Turret contouring Whups Craig back to car. Sunny/high cloud with great views eventhough the munros to the west were in the cloud. We saw 3 other people. 689m ascent overall.DanTrig15/09/2021
With old school gang. From Milden Lodge. Back over hill of Saughs.slynch23/08/2021
By EMTB from Glen DyePeteF19/08/2021
From car park with phone box in Glen Esk over Wester Cairn, summit in cloud and zero visibility, quickly down by the Hill of Saughs through peat to shelter from wind and back down by good pathPDuncan8226/05/2021
With Katj_com17/04/2021
From overnight camp at Spittal Cottage. Cycled up Glen Dye to Charr bothy and Burn of Badymicks to shooting hut on good tracks steep in places. Continued on bike on poorer tracks to summit. Decent over Hill of Badymicks and onto Clachnaben. Down via Hill of Edendocher Charr and high track from Charr to Spital Cottage. Excellent day on MTB.John Lee22/10/2020
Up the track from Millden Lodge in the evening, then half way back down to wild camp before finishing the descent in the morning.davidpettit8423/08/2020
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
Start at a car park beside the telephone box Grid 5400789. route up to Mount Battock over Mount Een and Bennygray, return by Hill of Saughs and Hill of Turret.smocks and denims16/03/2020
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
Trail run, & ClachnabenHuwel30/10/2019
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
From Glen Dye carpark via Clachnaben and Sandy Hill. Back same way, track was a bit wearing.Flatfield15/07/2019
Parking area for 3-4 cars by the phone box. Dirt estate road all the way up.jonglew01/03/2019
with Tessa in wet weather.Cumbrianexile01/01/2019
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
R hot. Bike to summit. Boring lump but freat bike in Richard Tait08/07/2018
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
With Yeltzbagger.Stevie n Tay30/06/2017
With Stevie n Tay.Yeltzbagger30/06/2017
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