Yesterday, on a sunny Sunday afternoon, we've visited Kildalton Chapel and Cross. The ride to Kildalton is a nice one and the walk around the site was very pleasant. The impressive Kildalton High Cross as you see it here dates back to the 8th century and it's amazing to see in what good condition the cross is after all these years. The remains of the chapel are much younger, around 300 to 400 years, it was built in the 13th century.
When you've visited Kildalton before you probably have noticed that the track doesn't stop there. A few metres further down is the gate to Ardmore House where there's a sign saying it's a private road. This means that you are not allowed to drive there but it's ok to walk. The track takes you through some beautiful woodland with old mossed oaks and birch trees. The track itself gives access to Ardmore House, but if you keep left after half a mile or so you head down to the coast or you can take another track to the left and enjoy the woodland and surrounding area from one of the wee hills. There is plenty of wildlife, yesterday we saw a group of fallow deer, buzzards, oystercatchers, pheasants and various song birds. What impressed me most though were the beautiful trees as you can see in some of the pictures below.
Lone Birch Tree
Winding Oak Tree