Walk: Hungry for a Pressendye panorama

Aberdeenshire | Tarland | Full day walk | ★★★

[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]

📌 Walk: Hungry for a Pressendye panorama ★★★
Start / finish in Tarland village square (street parking), G.R.: NJ 481044 ///awards.relaxing.excavate

▶ 15 km / 9 mi | ▲ 560 m | ⌚ Full day | Moderate
Features: △ Broom Hill (576 m); △ Pressendye (619 m, Graham)
Terrain: Minor roads to start and finish. Remainder largely on woodland and moorland tracks, some path sections. Fairly sustained ascent to Broom Hill.

Route & map

Start - Easter Davoch - Tom Breck - Broom Hill - Pressendye - west side of Pittenderich - west side of Doune Hill - rejoin road at G.R.: NJ 481054 - start


Route credit: Walkhighlands

On our visit

Wildlife: Sheep and lambs in the fields; grouse on the moors.
Weather: Sunny spells with squally snow showers; a few degrees above freezing. Fresh lying snow on higher hills.

[Morven from the summit ridge]

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