We've had a few days of snow here at Appletree Cottage which gives a whole different appearance to the area. Stunning when the sun is out. By way of exercise we went for a walk around Strathendrick Golf Course which is one mile away from Appletree Cottage
Strathendrick Golf Club
This excellent and beautifully maintained nine hole course was created in the early 1900s, by Willie Fernie. As well as some challenging holes it has some of the bet views you will find on a golf course anywhere.
The original distinctive clubhouse is still in position but there was not a should around when we visited on this snowy day apart from a couple of dog walkers in the distance.
A herd of deer occupied the fourth hole - taking their opportunities whilst the course was empty. they quickly legged up to the 5th as we approached.
Sun, snow and blue skies were the order of the day. We appeared to be the first people to cross the bridge over the gorge on the second hole that afternoon.
The course is open to visitors and charges a modest fee for a day ticket. Apart from competition days there is usually plenty of space. It is well worth a visit.
As we walked back to the car we walked along the bank of the Endrick Water which runs along the western side of the course. Ice was beginning to form on the water as the temperature dropped.
After an excellent walk it was back to Shandon Farm and Appletree Cottage for a cup of tea.