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Pressendye and Craiglich

Pressendye and Craiglich


Postby jenniferc6 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:18 pm

Grahams included on this walk: Pressendye

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Craiglich

Date walked: 30/12/2011

Time taken: 3.5 hours

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I decided to make the most of my week off work and went to climb Pressendye and Craiglich to finish off the year. It was a frosty start to the day and very calm and still, even on the summits. I parked at the car park on the outskirts of Tarland and went up and down Pressendye by the same way, rather than making the circular route over Broom hill, just to make sure I left plenty time to climb Craiglich too. As it turned out, I had plenty of time and took just over 2 and a half hours to do Pressendye. Saw a group of deer just after setting off and black and red grouse on the hill.
Excellent views of Lochnagar, Morven and the other surrounding hills especially as the sun was just rising.
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Distant Lochnagar

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Morven

The views from Craiglich were also brilliant and it only took about an hour to do the walk so this is a great option for shorter winter days. I haven’t done much winter hillwalking before and think these smaller hills have a lot to offer for the shorter days and it also means a bit less travelling compared to Munros since I live in the North East.
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Re: Pressendye and Craiglich

Postby kevsbald » Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:19 pm

Nice one, Jennifer. Must earmark these for when I head back to the 'deen - look like a good twosome.
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Re: Pressendye and Craiglich

Postby RicKamila » Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:42 pm

Did these two earlier this year. Loved both of them. Pressendye is a wonderful walk indeed.
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Re: Pressendye and Craiglich

Postby Tomsie » Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:13 pm

Nice photo's, looking forward to walking this soon,
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Re: Pressendye and Craiglich

Postby morag1 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:27 pm

A nice idea to combine these two hills, great views you got there :D
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Re: Pressendye and Craiglich

Postby emily_b » Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:47 pm

Was considering a pre-dawn start and a walk up at Glenshee this morning but it didn't happen. Was contenting myself with how the day turned out, but it looks like you got some nice conditions in the morning! :)
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Re: Pressendye and Craiglich

Postby Lastofthesummerwine » Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:35 pm

These two hills are on my doorstep almost and I love them. Pressendye can be tackled from a number of different starting points but you did well to walk all the way from Tarland. Nice village, would like to retire there!
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Re: Pressendye and Craiglich

Postby pollyh33 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:02 pm

Well done Jennifer- looks like a great wee walk :D

Don't know this area of the country, so thanks so much for posting such smashing photos :thumbup:
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Re: Pressendye and Craiglich

Postby jenniferc6 » Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:13 pm

Thanks folks, it's a really great area and i'm looking forward to doing the other hills round about too. I was also lucky enough to get a really sunny day when I walked Morven earlier in the year so had some fantastic views.
emily_b wrote:Was considering a pre-dawn start and a walk up at Glenshee this morning but it didn't happen. Was contenting myself with how the day turned out, but it looks like you got some nice conditions in the morning! :)

I guess the early bird saying must have been true :) - Hope you get good conditions when you make it to glenshee
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Re: Pressendye and Craiglich

Postby malky_c » Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:24 pm

So there was some decent weather in the east then - just a long way east :lol:

I'm hoping to get over this way some time in 2012.
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