Sunday, 18 April 2010

River Ericht Path

Looking towards Blairgowrie & Rattray
River Ericht
Kitty Swanson's Bridge

Today I went on a walk to Kitty Swanson's Bridge, which is a circular 8 mile walk, but I only did part of it and retraced my steps. In hindsight I should have just done it all!! The walk starts in the town centre and takes you along the Welton Road then you go through fields of arable crops and strawberries, which are all owned by the Co-op, 30,000 hectares. I only met two people on the walk who were acting furtively, but they were Geocaching, there is a geocache not far from the gate that takes you into the fields. Through sunshine and showers the dog and I made it to Kitty Swanson's Bridge. The lady in question operated a ferry crossing here in the late 1800's. I shall walk the other side of the river another day, and get some photos of the Old Mills which used to dominate the town. You can download and print a copy of the walk here

Friday, 9 April 2010

Golf Competition

This week for 3/4 nights I have had guests competing in the Scottish Ladies Golfing Association under 16 open stroke play championships along at Strathmore Golf Course, which is near Alyth. Some of my guests have travelled from way down south to take part, it's lovely to see the youngsters, supported by their parents, doing well and being dedicated in their chosen sport, future stars I'm sure.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Still Skiing!!

We have recently been having quite a mild spell, so the snow was vanishing fast up at Glenshee, but we have just had another very cold, windy and wintry snap, with a lot of snow falling. The weather always seems to get colder again around Easter, looking back on my blog there has been snow. Anyway, my younger brother was coming up to fix something on my computer and I suggested he brought his skis with him and we could have an afternoon skiing. I wasn't sure if we would get there as road reports said the road was closed and the ski website said it was open, but we got there and the roads were fine. So a nice few hours were spent, although at the top of Glas Maol it was so windy you could hardly move and there were some very deep pockets of fresh snow. The main pisted runs are still in good condition if you are heading up, but who knows what the weather will do!!