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Easiest way is from Banchory. Follow the B974 for 8 miles and you will see a secluded car park on your right. Take your time on the B road, it's very popular with road cyclists, motor bikes and walkers.

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Glen Dye Lodge, Clachnaben car park as a starting point to a ride taking in Glen Dye Mount Battock and Clachnaben.

Trails at Mount Battock


Trail TitleLength (Miles)Ascent (Mtrs)Time (Hrs)Tech GradeFitness Grade
Mount Battock20.210924.5 Moderate Hard

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Tried this trail today and got totally lost when the fire road ran out. There was a barely visible track going up a steep hill which going by the description was the way to go (should've read that bef... read whole comment...
optimusaverage gave this trail 3 stars about 1 year ago
There is no way anyone has ridden all the way up to Mt Battock, unless on an electric steed. Went round this on 1st July, beware of a few new tracks as you approach Wester Cairn/ Mt Battock, I added a... read whole comment...
hardtailharry gave this trail 5 stars about 2 years ago
Did this trail Sunday - with snow at the top, although a good ride out and quite scenic XC wouldn't say the Mt Battock climb was worth it, once you get to about 15Km areas basically a huge peat bo... read whole comment...
vitusbigwheeler gave this trail 2 stars about 4 years ago
This is a superb Trail, Most of the tracks are really well looked after by the Rangers so relatively easy XC biking. the Assent up to Mt Battock was seriously steep (or I am seriously unfit). Betwe... read whole comment...
kuotaajp gave this trail 5 stars about 5 years ago

Mount Battock

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Length: 20.2 Miles
Ascent: 1092 m
Time: 4.5 hrs
Tech Grade: Moderate
Fitness Grade: Hard
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(4 votes so far)
A gentle easy climb, through the trees, out of the car park followed by a short descent onto the main track. There are five bar gates to negotiate and some fords as you follow the Water of Dye until the track runs out. Then if your fit enough it's a final ford to cross and a tough pedal straight up the hill or more likely a push/carry. Head onto the saddle between the Hill of Saughs and Stobie Hillock. Your now 8 miles / 2-3 hours walk from the car park. Its a 250m descent followed by a long, tough 500m ascent up onto Wester Cairn. It's then off to the East, up onto Mount Battock and the hard work is done. Continue East to Clachnabens rocky outcrop then its a mix of fairly technical, steep descent, on rocky track and wooded path eventually taking you back to your start point.

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