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Mount Battock


Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
778 m (2552 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
193 of 222 Corbetts
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
Not known

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

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  44   Ballater, Glen Clova & surrounding area

A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Mount Battock lies 5.5km N of Millden Lodge in Glen Esk. It lies amidst a cluster of smaller peaks in an area well served by paths and hill tracks.

The summit lies at the confluence of three ridges; WSW to Wester Cairn where a path from Millden terminates; S to the Hill of Saughs (656m) were a track from Millden leads to its lower slopes; and NE branching N to Cock Hill (544m) and ESE to Lochnawean Hill (583m).

A track runs to Clachnaben in the E crosses the E shoulder of Mount Battock to terminate on Cock Hill.

Hazards you may encounter on Mount Battock include
 Moorland Terrain, few distinct landmarks.
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
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Cairngorms * Monadhliath
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East Highlands
by Met Office
by Metcheck
Mount Battock Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Mount Battock.

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 Routes that include Mount Battock
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 697 m 14.08 km 4.5 hrs Mount Battock  A moderate length of route, mostly on hill tracks  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Mount Battock

 Baggers Gallery for Mount Battock

Eddie robb and Andrew law posing for a selfie on mount battock on Sunday 25th January 2015

© Andrew Law

Image by Andrew Law

Lynda at the summit of Mount Battock - 11th February 2012

© Lynda Langlands

Image by Lynda Langlands

Scott at the summit of Mount Battock - 11th February 2012

© Lynda Langlands

Image by Lynda Langlands

Me and Kevin Yancouskie at the Summit 14/3/10

© David Peden

Image by David Peden
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David Adams on 19 Sep 2020
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Gus Stewart
wrote on
November 8, 2010
A group of five of us walked this straightforward Corbett from Millden. The landrover track now runs pretty well all the way to the summit with a wide gap in the electric fence having now been formed. It is no longer, therefore, necessary to straddle or climb over the aforementioned fence!
Mike Watson
wrote on
September 14, 2009
Extended the day a bit by ascending over Hill of Saughs and descending down Bennygray and Mount Een. As mentioned by others, the Land Rover tracks are much more extensive than shown on the OS map.
Mike Ramsay
wrote on
April 27, 2009
Done on a fine day in a round from Milldens Lodge Glen Esk on the landrover tracks virually all the way. Easy, pleasant walk but views other than over to Hill of Wirren, Clach na Ben & Mount Keen limited by haze. The electric fence is nuisance & I had to straddle it over to get to the cairn & back to start down again. An Irish Wolfhound bounding toward me, like previous comment, felt the full force of the fence too, judging by it howl.
Margaret Spalding
wrote on
April 6, 2009
Don't be fooled by the broken down nature of the electric fence. Goodness knows where the power comes from but I tried to keep the trailing wires under my boots to allow my friend and two dogs to cross but one of the dogs trod on the wire which resulted in a fair bit of yelping!
David McSporran
wrote on
October 19, 2008
The boundary line shown on the map which runs across the summit is an electric fence. The summit cairn and trig point lie inconveniently on the north side of the fence! If approaching from Wester Cairn there is a short insulated section about 100m before the summit where it is possible to cross. If approaching from Hill of Saughs, there is a spring ‘gate’ where it is possible to cross just before reaching Hill of Saughs.

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