Mount Battock

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Mount Battock
Kincardineshire, Angus, Aberdeenshire
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Mount Battock from the southwest
Range: Grampian Mountains
Summit: 2,552 feet NO549844
56°56’55"N, 2°44’35"W

Mount Battock is a mountain in the Grampian Mountains, its summit marking the three shires point where Aberdeenshire, Angus and Kincardineshire meet. Its summit is the highest point in Kincardineshire.

This mountain is the highest point rising out of on a vast expanse of rolling, peaty moorland and is the most easterly mountain in the "Corbetts" series (defined as mountains of between 2,500 and 3,000 feet high with a relative height of at least 500 feet).


The summit

Mount Battock is usually approached by way of Glen Esk to the south, often from Tarfside from where a track leads north initially along the Burn of Tennet, or from Fernybank due south of the mountain on a path alongside the Burn of Turret, which provides a more direct route.

A longer route may be taken from the east, from Bridge of Dye (Kincardineshire) on the Old Military Road between Fettercairn and Strachan. This route passes across the granite tor of Clachnaben and the Hill of Edendocher.

The mountain can also be reached from Deeside, from Aboyne, though this is a yet longer track.