Queen Elizabeth Forest Park

Friday 4th September 2015

Hello

After nearly a week of driving around Perthshire, Fife and The Scottish Borders we’ve finally found the one!  So….fingers crossed all will go well and I’ll be blogging from Scotland by Christmas!

It’s been exhausting and stressful and we were desperately in need of a good walk by Friday. We started with a visit to the Lodge Forest Visitor Centre (scotland.forestry.gov.uk/forest-parks/queen-elizabeth-forest-park/the-lodge-forest-visitor-centre ) for an early lunch and then made our way along one of their clearly marked trails to the Red Squirrel Hide before driving the short distance to Loch Ard for a walk with views.

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Lodge Forest Visitor Centre

Enjoy!  – especially the Red Squirrels – they are so adorable! Continue reading

The Place of the Monks in Monkish Land

Monday, 6th July 2015

Hello

Our walk today begins at Manaccan, a pretty little village mentioned in the Charter of King Eadgar from 967.  Here Manaccan is called Lesmanoc – Place of the Monks.  The village is in the Parish of Manaccan, which, together with St Anthony and others, forms part of the Lizard Peninsula known as Meneage – Monkish Land. Continue reading