WINTER RETURNS AS SPRING ARRIVES
The Beast From The East Calls at Edradynate.
The end of the shooting season on 1st February traditionally provides a couple of weeks for sporting estates to “draw breath” in anticipation of milder weather and the beginning of Spring jobs. This year rural Perthshire was hit hard by the heavy snowfall which brought the UK to a near standstill.
Ian and Ciaran have been addressing the issue of the extended “hungry gap” between the end of the season and natural food sources being readily available. This supports the birds while they are most vulnerable coming into the spring laying season.
Getting out and about with food supplies has proved a challenge in the harsh conditions. Our tenants too would have been stranded were it not for the hard work undertaken by Brian, snow ploughing and gritting the estate drive and tracks ensuring vehicle access could continue.
Fortunately the private water supply has proved reliable and supplies were not interrupted despite the sub-zero temperatures. The livestock, similarly supported through the Arctic weather by the Kennedy families look well with lambing about to start.
Very often winter storms reveal diseased and weak trees. Felling and pruning of these is essential for obvious safety reasons, the health of the tree stock and for the cosmetic appearance of the land. This has presented challenges for Ian, Ciaran and Brian but ensured stocks of firewood have been replenished.
Stone walls and fencing on the estate have undergone repair and rebuild following livestock and weather damage. Mark Myles (and his trusty pack of hounds) have been instrumental in repairing and reinforcing these boundaries.
Indoors, shoot bookings are now being taken and the diary for Edradynate House is now filling with guests planning their holidays. If you are interested in shooting here next season or booking a holiday in this beautiful part of Perthshire then please do contact us for rates and availability.
FISHING AND SIMULATED GAME SHOOTING
Over the Spring and Summer months, Edradynate can offer fishing and simulated game shooting. These activities are available to guests in Edradynate House, our holiday let – Aodin or as a stand alone activity for day visitors.
Simulated game shooting is an excellent way of ‘keeping your eye in’ out of the game season or simply an exciting day’s sport in the Perthshire countryside with friends.
For further information on activities near Edradynate contact Vicki on 07815 804248
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