The Birks of Aberfeldy

The Scottish village of Aberfeldy is renowned for being the inspiration for Robert Burns’ poem, The Birks of Aberfeldy. A birk is the Scottish word for a beech tree and the Birks of Aberfeldy is a forested walk along Moness gorge. We did the walk this afternoon and met Robert Burns along the way. He’s the one on the right in this next one.

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My sister (on the left):

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The local wildlife:

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Saw this in a shop window in the village:

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7 responses to “The Birks of Aberfeldy”

  1. Hi Rachel! Robert Burns looks very festive, not to mention the lovely young ladies next to him…what a beautiful place for a walk! I wonder if you will get snow for Christmas? Too mild – and wet and windy here in Somerset sadly. What a sweet little hut for those meerkats and that shop window is a hoot! Very best wishes to you and your beautiful family for a Happy Christmas and New Year…and thanks again for all your help with WP recently, throughout the year actually!! Take care Rachel… xxx

    1. I don’t think we’ll have snow for Christmas as it’s too warm here. I’m not sure who dressed Robert Burns up like that either. He was like that when we found him ๐Ÿ™‚

      And you’re very welcome re. help with WordPress – anytime.

      Happy Christmas to you and your family also.

      1. Thanks Rachel – hope you had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Lovely pictures – they really put across how steep it is.

    1. That’s good to hear. It was really steep in parts and it was hard to get that into the photos.

  3. Some very nice images. The greens are lovely and atmospheric. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you! I love the mossy green trees.

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