Country life at Bankhead

Perthshire is an absolutely stunning place. It's renown for it's ancient trees, beautiful hills, and sparkling rivers. Having spent a good number of weekends at Bankhead, we thought we ought to share some tips we've learned over the years.

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Winter walk

It was a beautiful day for walking today, with what may have been the last of the cold spell. If you wrap up well, cold-weather walking in Scotland can be a very satisfying experience. You see views that are normally hidden by trees. The middle photo shows Marlee Loch in the distance. It was probably named for the lime-rich sediments (marl), which were dredged and used on fields as fertiliser for acidic soils. Marlee Loch is part of the chain of Lunan Lochs, and further upstream is the Loch of the Lowes Wildlife Centre, where a breeding pair of ospreys often returns in the spring, and stays the whole of summer to raise their new chicks. The photo on the right shows a field that has been ploughed in readiness for drills of tatties.

Winter Walk Marlee Loch Ploughed field
Winter Walk Marlee Loch Ploughed field


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