Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Taymount Wood to Stanley

 In my blog of 24th August 'A wee walk at Ballathie'  I walked part of the old Scottish Midland Junction Railway and thought perhaps you could walk all the way to Stanley, well you can!  I parked at the entrance to Taymount Woods and followed the sign for the Path to Linn Road.

 I eventually came out at Burnmouth Ferry where there is a fabulous beach and today was a perfect day to sit and enjoy watching the fisherman and canoeists enjoying their day, although probably too sunny for fishing.  You can take your car down to the beach area if you don't fancy a walk.
 Campsie Linn is just further up the river from this photo, but I think it is easier to view it from the other side.
 It's interesting how forward thinking many of the old estate owners must have been as I came across a lovely line of copper beech trees and it didn't appear to be an old driveway avenue.
 I retraced my steps and then followed the old railway along towards Ballathie to where I had walked in August, then back to the car.  I said before that I would be without a car, but fortunately the hubby is now able to get a lift to his work, so it worked out fine.

Stanley is only a 15 minute drive away if you fancy going to the beach and I was also reminded today that there is another beach in Perthshire at Kenmore.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Bungee Jumping - not quite

 Yesterday I had the opportuntity to do a bungee jump off Garry Bridge at Killiecrankie.  Highland Fling Bungee started this year and is Britain's very first static bridge bungee jump.  Fortunately all my guests were staying on so I got round the rooms quickly and as the hubby was on a day off he came as well.  I signed in at the visitor centre at Killiecrankie then made my way along to Garry Bridge where the jump platform is situated. I got harnessed up and waited with some others but unfortunately the generator that powers the winch suddenly decided to break down, just one of these things.  Whilst we waited to see if they could start it up again I had a wee wander and took in the breathtaking views from the bridge, the autumn colours are now starting to come through. 

Lady luck was not on my side today as they were going to call someone down to check out the generator and my watch was telling me we needed to get home for the children coming home from school.  For certain though I shall be back up to do the bungee jump, looks like so much fun, and it is only 45 minutes away.  I had a chat to a lady that had done it a bit earlier and she was grinning from ear to ear and was on a real high after her jump. Apart from the bungee there are lots of great walks around the area as well or just sit and look at that view.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

The Meeting Point Blairgowrie

I finally got around to taking a few photos of the Meeting Point in Blairgowrie, which is situated beside the Police Station.  It was completed this year on a piece of unused waste ground from an idea by Blair in Bloom and Strathmore Centre for youth development.  It is a garden for the community and  has been beautifully done and planted and is a lovely little area to sit.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Spittal of Glenshee

 Yesterday was an absolutely beautiful day, so I headed up to the Spittal of Glenshee and parked at the parking area just along the driveway into Dalmunzie Hotel.  There are several walks you can do through the estate, I have a booklet of them you can use, but check out when they are stalking first. 

 I took the footpath just opposite the Spittal of Glenshee Hotel which heads into the hills and the views you get are simply stunning - Scotland at it's best.

Lovely to see the landscape without snow on them as I usually take photos up in this area when we go to the ski slopes at Glenshee.