Date(s) - 21/08/2022
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Walk Details

Pub Stop?: Yes
O/S Map Sheet No.: 44
Grid Ref. Start: 448804
Grid Ref. Finish 480966
Walk (Miles): 15
Walk Hours: 7.5
Bus Time to Walk:2.5 hrs
Bus Time from Walk: 1.5 hrs
Departure time from walk: 6:00 pm

Walk Notes

Invermark to Glen Tanar – Mount Keen

Date 21st August 2022 Bus departs Aberdeen at 08.00am
O.S. Map 44 Ballater, Glen Clova & surrounding area

Todays walk starts at the Invermark car park in Glen Esk and heads North over Mount Keen into Glen Tanar. This is a through walk so members who wish to do a shorter walk should remain on the bus and travel to the end point of the walk in Glen Tanar.

Route1:- Our walk starts at Invermark (NGR 447 804), where we head West past the church and before crossing the bridge take the track North Westwards passing the House of Mark. Continue on this track onwards to Queen’s Well keeping the Water of Mark on your left. Continue past Glenmark cottage and ascend the track of the Knowe of Crippley, on the west side of the Ladder Burn, to a split in the path (approx. NGR 405 852). Take the right hand option and head Northwards to the summit of Mount Keen (939M), the most easterly “Munro”. From the summit descend the Mounth Road into Glen Tanar, to the Coirebhruaich footbridge over the Water of Tanar (approx. NGR 406 896). Once over the bridge, turn right after a short distance and head North Eastwards on a good track down Glen Tanar which follows the Water of Tanar and passes the “halfway hut” to our bus at the carpark at NGR 480 966 near the Braeloine Visitor Centre.

Walking distance approx. 14 miles/22.5km, 2300ft/700M ascent.

Please note that the route downloaded to your mobile device only works if you can open gpx files

Total distance: 23391 m
Max elevation: 928 m
Min elevation: 160 m
Download file: Route 1 Invermark to Glen Tanar.gpx

Route 2:- Glen Tanar Circular. From the bus cross the bridge over the Water of Tanar and turn right, follow the track which soon passes St.Lesmo’s Chapel on your right. Just after the chapel at a T junction turn right and continue to a bridge which re-crosses the river Tanar at NGR 478 953. Cross the bridge and immediately turn left with a trout loch on your right. Continue on the track, which follows the Water of Tanar on your left to (NGR 461 941) where a track goes off to the left and crosses a bridge over the Water of Tanar. Continue to cross another bridge over the Water of Gairney and immediately turn left. This track now follows the Water of Tanar downstream on your left to join up with our outward track at (NGR 478 953). Follow the track back to the bus parked at NGR 480 966.

Walking distance approx. 5miles/8km.

Please note that the route downloaded to your mobile device only works if you can open gpx files

Total distance: 8132 m
Max elevation: 210 m
Min elevation: 154 m
Download file: Route 2 Glen Tanar circular.gpx

Bus departs 6.00pm for Aberdeen at 8.00pm
The above notes are for guidance only and are intended as an aid to be used along with a map and compass and/or a GPS device with OS maps.
In the event of an emergency arising, the person in charge today should be notified, if possible, before the emergency services are contacted on 999.
Committee member in charge of today’s walk is Fiona Wallace. Mobile No. 07715239042


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