Thursday, 8 January 2009

Exploring Knapdale

Chris and I took a trip up to our new home in Knapdale Forest last weekend for a bit of an explore and to secure a house. The area is beautiful and very rural: read "out in the sticks!" It's quite funny because we do live out in a country village now and I've grown up in the Lake District, however, this spot really is quite out of the way. It's about 40 miles to the nearest supermarket, although there is a CoOp in Lochgilphead and Chris and I tend to use farm shops and grow our own anyway.

We've got a place to live right by my office, which has lovely views and is on the edge of the forest. Our landlady will be working with me and is a lovely person. She keeps sheep and highland cows so I'm sure we'll get on just fine!

In front of the house is the Crinan Canal which runs to the sea, just two miles away, so Chris is happy because there're plenty of excellent places to fish.

While we were there we took Fox and Whisper for a walk around part of the beaver release site. There is mile after mile of forest track to explore and they had a fabulous time.

There are fascinating old ruins hidden away in the forest.

And the clean air means that fantastic lichens can grow on the trees.

I think we're all going to like it here :o)


Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

It all looks lovely! Here we are far from remote, so although I know it has its draw-backs, it sounds heavenly.

Maalie said...

Good luck in your new location Jenny!

Maybe we'll have beavers back in The Lake District before long!

Wrensong Farm said...

Oh Jenny! It looks perfect!! I can't wait to see more pics as you discover more about your new location.

Kara said...

Jenny what a lovely place! Congrats, I can't wait to see more pictures.

Tammy W. said...

Jenny - it looks fabulous! Congratulations, I am so envious.
You must keep us posted on your move and new job.

ladyb1 said...

Wow, what beautiful countryside. Hope your move goes ok.

Mim said...

Envy, envy such beautiful country. I couldn't imagin any draw-backs. Is this move of yours going to be soon?

Jenny Holden said...

Thanks for all the words of encouragement folks. It is quite a big move for us but the area does seem lovely.

More pics on the way for definate. We're moving on the 24th so just two weeks left!