|Height:||234m / 768ft|
|Parent (Ma):||1513 Pressendye|
|RHB Section:||21B: Fraserburgh to the Dee Valley|
|Grid ref:||NJ468055 (est)|
|OS map sheet(s):||(1:50k) 37|
(1:25k) OL59E 405E
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|Logged Descriptions (logged by 7 users)||By||Date of Ascent|
|A lovely rough patch of scattered birch and beech trees, reached along the rhododendron lined driveway which curls round the summit to the hidden Melgum Lodge. This 'Arts & Crafts style' alpine chalet was one of the many desirable, hunting, fishing and shooting lodges - built on Royal Deeside from around the 1830s. This one was for the doctor to Queen Victoria, when at Balmoral. There is also a bronze age cemetery in this same wood - just one of the many, many ancient remains that pepper this whole area. The neat nearby village of Tarland has a superstar daughter in Major Philippa Tattersall -who was the first female to pass The Royal Marines Commando training course- at her 3rd and final allowed try -somehow getting over the 6ft wall despite her 5ft 4' height. Not to mention regaining the single rope from a dead hang. She later went on to swim the Channel.||Chris Pearson||10/02/2020|