Walking Route 03 – Mount Keen and Queen’s Well

Route Description

From the car park at Invermark, follow the road to the right passing a notice board on the left and a church on the right. The road forks just beyond this, take the right fork signposted for Queens Well and Mount Keen. Follow the track to the left of the house heading to a gate and pass through this.

The track goes through fields often used for grazing sheep and reaches another gate. Go through the gate and continue to follow the track alongside the river heading deeper into the glen.

Queens Well comes into view, a grassy track leading across to it. If just visiting the well, return the same way.

To continue to Mount Keen, cut back up onto the main track. There is a burn to cross which can be difficult in spate, crossing the next burn is made easier due to a grid placed across it.

The track heads steeply uphill eventually zig-zagging up onto flatter moorland. Remain on the track until a clear path on the right is reached and turn onto this path heading towards Mount Keen.

As the ground becomes rocky the path becomes less clear on the final stretch to the summit marked by a trig point. The return is the same way.

Points of interest around this route include Invermark Castle.

Starting Point

Car park at Invermark

Trail Type

Walking

Length

17.5km / 11 miles

Grade

Difficult

Approximate Time

5-7 hours

Route Map

Walking Route 3 - Mount Keen & Queen's Well