Hill: Hill of Persie
Date: Saturday 27th November 2010
Company: Myself and Beinn
Dog friendly: Yes

I set off from Muir of Inverey on Saturday morning with the intention of ascending Hill of Persie.

The drive along the Linn of Dee to Braemar road was quite 'interesting' as it hadn't been ploughed.
On reaching Braemar, at around 08:30, I was disappointed to find the A93 closed .

Glen Shee road closed:

Two hours later, at 10:30, I drove back to Braemar. The road was still closed .
However, a further two hours later at 12:30, I was happy to find the road open .
I drove along Glenshee hoping that the road would still be open after my walk, as I had to get back to Muir of Inverey.

There is no parking at the start of the track, however, it is possible to park on the verge.

Parking just off A93, at start of track to Persie:

I didn't have a map with me for this hill, so it was a case of make up a route as I went along. The route I took was pretty-good, following tracks much of the way. A short distance along the Persie track, I crossed through a field following vehicle tracks in the snow.

Click here to see a map of the route undertaken

Ascent through field towards trees:

I subsequently entered another field via a gate beside some troughs. Following this field to its' end took me to Persie Loch. I then followed a path round Persie Loch and beyond towards Hill of Persie.
Beyond Persie Loch, I found more vehicle tracks in the snow heading towards the Hill of Persie. I followed these tracks most of the way up the hill .

Looking back towards Persie Loch:

Hill of Persie:

Looking back from ascent of Hill of Persie:

Looking towards summit of Hill of Persie (to left of trees):

There is a small crag near the summit of Hill of Persie called Clash More.

Clash more:

The summit of the Hill of Persie is at the corner of a dry-stane dyke.

Beinn at summit of Hill of Persie:

View from summit of Hill of Persie:

View from summit of Hill of Persie:

View from summit of Hill of Persie:

Mount Blair from Hill of Persie:

From the summit, I followed my snow tracks back to the start of the walk.

The A93 was still open on my way back .