I went for a short stroll up the Roskhill lane to the viewpoint. The sun decided to show his face at 6pm and the evening was bright and warm. I could smell the scent from the Meadowsweet which, grows along the grass verges. Some of the wild parsnips are over a metre tall and were covered in hover flies and red soldier beetles. I could hear the occasional bee as they foraged for nectar and pollen. amongst the Foxgloves.
As I crossed the bridge I could see a family of House Martins swooping and diving for flies. The bridge was covered in Wild Thyme in a beautiful shade of pink.
The lane continues up an incline with Willows and the occasional Rowan tree lining the sides. Once you reach the top of the lane you have a perfect view of MacLeods tables and Loch Vatten. The whole area is covered with wild flowers ; Foxgloves, Red Campion, Golden Rod, Wild Angelica and many more.
If you continue along the lane towards the main road you will see a small track leading off to the left. The track leads to a bench situated in front of a Willow shrub. We placed the bench there in April to take advantage of the spectacular views.
The bench is now hidden from the road by a screen of a selection of long grasses, waving in the breeze. It is quite relaxing watching the grasses swaying in the wind.
Through the Old Gate
“I find a rock to sit on and rest,
And breathe sweet air as I look to the west.
I observe the mountains rising high,
Those two tables, against the sky.
A landmark for home, so big and strong,
When seeing their shapes, I know I belong”.…