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Our walking was somewhat disrupted through the festive season, but we are now back to normal again with our usual Wednesday afternoon outings to take pleasure in good company and our most enjoyable scenic walks. We are now very pleased to have a newly trained walk leader to join with David, Carol and myself in the Tomatin Group. Her name is Myra McLean, and she lives in Daviot, but as they do not have a group Myra is now walking with, and helping us, every other week.

Sadly, at the present time, our regular walkers are somewhat depleted owing to health problems. We are constantly thinking of you all, and sending all our best wishes for a speedy recovery. However, our outings continue, and so far this winter, have not been too limited by difficult weather. As usual we look out for features of interest on our routes: whether these be landscape features, geology, wildlife, flora or archaeology.

Today was no exception, when we returned to one of our well loved circuits at Moy on a fine, mild but breezy afternoon. As part of our archaeology investigations we visited the site of a former wolf trap, and photographed it from all angles. All that remains of this is the circular depression where the wolf was caught after venturing onto the flimsy camouflage covering the hole. This was so interesting to see, and to be reminded of the wildness of this land a couple or more centuries ago.

The days are perceptibly growing longer again now, and so we shall revert to our 2.00pm start from Strathdearn Hall on Wednesday, February 1st. Do join us if you feel you would enjoy a short but healthy walk and a good cuppa and blether afterwards. Either just come along then, or phone Kathy or David on 01808 511740 or Carol on 531220.

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