Weekly Photo Challenge – Narrow

One of the flights of stairs you take on the way up to the Golden Gallery of St Paul’s Cathedral.  Not for the faint hearted – go early if you want to reach the top but are slightly claustrophobic; I wouldn’t like to climb these when there is a crowd!  I arrived just after opening and was one of only a handful of people at the top.

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Cherry on top

The good thing?  A 10 mile walk through the Lake District.  A short ferry ride from Bo’ness to Ambleside then uphill most of the way before taking in the cherry on top – the views.

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Another cherry on top from it – it was downhill all the way back to Windermere from here 🙂





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The Daily Post

This is one of the views I get on my favourite walking route near my home.  It’s very much my sanctuary.  I tend to go early in the morning, when I know there won’t be too many people about, so it’s quiet, peaceful, calm, relaxing.  I don’t wear earphones to listen to music when I’m walking, I like to hear the silence.  I love turning the corner onto this view, I know it’s coming and I start to smile.





Inshriach – near Aviemore

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Shed of the Year 2015

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Gin distillery

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To the river!
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Beer Moth
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Beer Moth close up
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Inside the Beer Moth (also has a wood burner and sink)
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Get chopping
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Get chopping for the sauna
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Inside the sauna

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Last week I was at a work day out in Aviemore and we spent the night at a fabulous spot on the Inshriach House estate.  This place won Shed of the Year 2015 and I can confirm it is a thoroughly deserving winner.  Crossbill gin is distilled in the shed and it also includes a ladies waiting room, honesty store and small bar.  A 15 minute walk from the shed is the Beer Moth (the truck in the pictures) which you can rent out, there is a sauna in a shed nearby and another shed with a compost toilet.  They also have a shower and flushing toilet for use across from the main shed. I believe you can also stay in a yurt and a bothy and you are truly at one with nature out here!  I imagine it would be very unlikely to come across too many people so you will get some real peace and quite.  The main shed is a great party venue – they set us up a long picnic bench and served up a tasty bbq, we didn’t even mind when it rained a little later in the evening!

Have a look at this place if you are visiting the Aviemore area.  The lodgings can be rented through www.canopyandstars.co.uk and you can get more info on the estate at www.inshriachhouse.com