It's 7.30pm mid September and Graeme, Nikki and I are just back from a beautiful walk. Most of our guests follow the same route, a series of left hand turns (or right if you step out of the cottage in the opposite direction) will take you on a three mile trek out of the village of Crosshill through gorgeous countryside, past pretty cottages, working farms and cattle grazing in the fields. The last turn brings you back into the village. A picture perfect opportunity and the most relaxing way to fill an hour. We have been walking this route for 27 years and we never get bored with it! We last did this two days ago with a friend and her dog and covered part of it on another walk yesterday, Nikki ran herself ragged picking up the scent it would seem!

Berries and lambs near Lilac Bank Cottage