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An old story of Craignish ~ Jo Woolf

Reblogged from The Hazel Tree: I’m always being reminded that pretty much every rocky outcrop, every patch of woodland and every bay in this part of Scotland has a story attached to it.   This wet and windy weather isn’t … Continue reading

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Diarmuid and Grainne: a boar hunt and a tragic love story in Glen Lonan ~ Jo Woolf

Reblogged from The Hazel Tree:   The frost was still crisp on the grass when we ventured across the field in Glen Lonan in search of the Strontoiller stone circle. It was one of those blissful autumn mornings, so perfect … Continue reading

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A walk to Rí Cruin Cairn ~ Jo Woolf

Reblogged fromThe Hazel Tree:   It doesn’t seem like six weeks ago that we walked down the grassy lane to Rí Cruin, the most southerly chambered cairn in Kilmartin Glen’s remarkable ‘linear cemetery’.    The roadside verges were high with the … Continue reading

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Loch Nell: the Tomb of the Giants and a Serpent Mound ~ Jo Woolf

Reblogged from The Hazel Tree: “And now we were in the very midst of a land of legends.” R Angus Smith, Loch Etive and the Sons of Uisnach (1879) Early on a Sunday morning in July, with a shimmering haze … Continue reading

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Looking for the yew of Easragan ~ Jo Woolf

Reblogged from The Hazel Tree: Just recently, while reading a lovely book called ‘True Tales from the West Highlands and Islands’ by Tony Dalton, I came across this old Gaelic verse: Bogha a dh’iubhar Easragain, Sioda na Gaillbhinn Saighead a … Continue reading

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The old chapel of Kilvaree – Jo Woolf

Reblogged from The Hazel Tree: Towards the bottom of the Craignish peninsula, but not quite at the tip of it, lies an old ruined chapel. Rather confusingly, it bears several names, including Kirkton, Kilvaree, Kilmolroy, and Kilmory.  While the first … Continue reading

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