After many years we are bowing out of the Green Business Tourism Scheme however we will be keeping in place all the ‘actions’ we were encouraged to do by them and all those that were natural behaviours already in place!

Biodiversity Day

It’s International Bio-diversity day and this year has a ‘marine’ theme! So here’s the water… And, courtesy of Ark-ive, here’s a link to the rare inhabitant…the Slender Naiad!

Biomass Build

After years of deliberation…about 10! We are committing to a small biomass district system for the bigger cabins on the shore. The building of the boiler house/pellet store came first…

Chilly Fox Trot

So behind with blog stories…will endevour to catch up but couldn’t resist this big dog fox enjoying the freedom of a fuull covering of ice on the lake!

Flood Swimming

A wee shower of rain only enhances the water sport potential at Lochend Chalets!

Bike Trail Skills Park

Trails biking is balance, problem solving, rock climbing!! on two wheels…actually often just performed on one wheel when you start getting good but to get to that point skill’s need to be nutured and finally we can offer a place to begin in, and because Rik Allsop is such an intuitive trail builder we can […]

Terram Against The Swamp

It’s possible that there will be no surprises left after this project has been blogged to death! However….as the yew tree was revealed, so the extent of the dogwoood root system was revealed…it’s what makes it look so Louisiana swamp! So digging some of it out, and putting root suppressing Terram down, just for under […]

Bike Maintenance Shed Skeleton

For all of our cycling visitors it’s going to be useful to have somewhere to hose down and to fix up bikes that have had a good outing! Here’s the beginnings… Concrete base due in this week, with bike stand, and washing down area with tools at reception incase things have gone a bit wobbly! […]

Green Pea Studio’s Winter Workshops

The lovely Amanda Clayden is running some wonderful winter workshops. It’s a superb way to get into the fetive spirit and produce something useful at the same time. Hearty walk up and down to her workshop from here…it’s a good reason to book a special weekend! Prices are as follows:

Outside Office Gets Dark Quick

EEEeeeeee the outside office gets dark quick! And during the day its been mud mud glorious-wellie-sucking mud!