A farm trail is available from Cluny Crichton farm to Kennerty Farm. The trail goes past the ruins of Cluny Crichton castle which are located near the Cluny Crichton farm steading. There are magnificent views to the north to the Hill of Fare, to the west to Lochnagar and to the south and east over Royal Deeside.
The farm trail links in with other hill and woodland walks including the area around the Raemoir House Hotel. These walks are very popular with tourists and visitors.
We take a great pride in the range of wildfife found here and have made changes to help birds, animals and plants thrive.
SPRING - swallows and housemartins arrive, spring flowers opening. Wide variety of birds including buzzards and heron.
SUMMER - nesting lapwings (peesies), oystercatchers, wildflowers in bloom.
AUTUMN - otters, stoats establish new territories
WINTER - conifers, berries on trees providing food for wildlife
More information and pictures at: Canmore, the online catalogue to Scotland's archaeology, buildings, industrial and maritime heritage.
Lapwings (peesies, peewits as they're also known) are probably our most distinctive farmland bird, with their exotic black and white glossy coat and beautiful crest, round winged shape in flight and recognisable display call.
More information on the Project and lapwings is available at Farming and Wildlife Action Group under FWAG services.