Walk: Hungry for a Pressendye panorama

[View from Pressendye amongst passing snow showers]

Prominent enough for great views yet not high enough to attract crowds, Pressendye makes a perfect objective for a long half-day's walk. The broad upswelling of Morven dominates views on the first half of the walk, before Lochnagar's northern coire muscles in on the panorama higher up on the ridge. Starting in Tarland splits up the road walking (happily, on quiet lanes). Don't count on the village shop selling sandwiches: cold cooked pizza really didn't do the trick in 2012.

[Part of the descent is on a lovely tree-lined avenue]

Name: Walk: Hungry for a Pressendye panorama ★☆☆
Length: 15 km / 9 miles
Ascent: 560 metres
Main summits: Broom Hill (576 metres); Pressendye (619 metres, Graham)
Start / finish: Tarland village square, G.R.: NJ 481044 / awards relaxing excavate

Route: Start - Easter Davoch - Tom Breck - Broom Hill - Pressendye - west side of Pittenderich - west side of Doune Hill - rejoin road at NJ 481054 - start
Terrain: Minor roads to start and finish. Remainder largely on woodland and moorland tracks, some path sections. Fairly sustained ascent to Broom Hill.
Wildlife today: Sheep and lambs in the fields; grouse on the moors.
Weather today: Sunny spells with squally snow showers; a few degrees above freezing. Fresh lying snow on higher hills.

[Morven from the summit ridge]


Route credit: Walkhighlands

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