Glenesk is approx. 21 Kilometers long and offer a range of hills and walks for both the experienced and novice walker. Any one going to the hills should take proper care and be able to use a map and compass and carry sufficient equipment for safety.
The 'Walking in Glenesk' leaflet map can be downloaded here
The Eastern Cairngorms Access Project (ECAP) leaflet map can be downloaded here
Follow the Country Code and respect landowners requests at certain times of the year for restrictions on access to the land, as many of the estates rely on revenues from stalking and shooting. This information can be obtained from the local estate offices.
There are many books that are available, which will give more details of the area and it is recommended that proper advance planning be made for any outing to the hills. Ordnance Survey map for the area is Landranger number 44. Mount Battock 778 meters is approached from Glenesk, from the road North of Millden, there being several routes that can be taken which are shown on the map. One being a rough track that can be followed ending at 600m. Thereafter a gradual climb will lead to the top a distance of 6 kilometers, 640m ascent. The return can be made by the same route or there are several alternatives to take you back to the road.
Mount Keen 939m is the most easterly Munro in Scotland (A Munro being the name given to hills in Scotland over 914.4 m there being a total of 284). The assent of Mount Keen can be made from the end of Glenesk where there is a car park. The initial approach is up Glen Mark for 3.5km to the Queens Well a monument that commemorates a visit by Queen Victoria. Bear north by a bulldozed track up the narrow glen of the Ladder Burn to 670m and then by a path which leads towards the summit until it reaches a fork, bearing to the right will lead you to the summit a distance of 9kilometres, 680m ascent. Loch Lee, which again can be approached from the car park at the end of Glen Esk, provides good walking on track, from which there are a number of walks to places such as the Falls of Unich and Falls of Damff."