Walk: Pressmennan Woods - Glingbobs & Tootflits

East Lothian | Stenton | Short walk | ★★

[Pressmennan Woods & Lake]

This short and shady squelch explores the peaceful forest that cascades down the steep northern slopes of Deuchrie Dod, above the slender Pressmennan Lake - a well-disguised artificial reservoir. The area is cared for by the Woodland Trust, which has marked out a child-friendly Glingbobs and Tootflits sculpture trail where you can look out for signs of these mythical forest dwellers. Views of the lake are fleeting on the outward track, but our return route follows a lower path closer to the tranquil water's edge.

[Pressmennan Woods]

📌 Walk: Pressmennan Woods - Glingbobs & Tootflits★★★★
Start / finish at car park off minor road 1 mi south of Stenton, G.R.: NT 621726 ///vessel.farmer.grad

▶ 5 km / 3 mi | ▲ 70 m | ⌚ Short | Easy
Features: Glingbob & Tootflit houses; Pressmennan Woods & Lake
Terrain: Track for outward route then clear paths. Some very muddy sections, particularly near the foot of the reservoir - wellies recommended.

Route & map

Car park - foot of Pressmennan Lake by main track - loop around Bennet's Burn above this point - return by lower path

Route credit: Woodland Trust (modified)
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On our visit

Wildlife: Grey squirrels, mallard ducks, swans and cygnets, woodpigeons, other woodland birds.
Weather: Good spells of sunshine giving way to rain showers. 10°C.

Chronological photo guide

[Pressmennan Woods]

[Glingbob and Tootflit houses]

[Pressmennan Woods]

[Wobbly stumps to avoid a muddy patch]

[Serious mud near the foot of the reservoir]

[Pressmennan Lake]

[Bennet's Burn]

[Return path]

[Another house]

[Lakeside return]

[Lakeside return]

[View from the foot of the lake]

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