Winter Walk

A Winter Walk Along The Bannock Burn.

Pond is frozen over on the left hand-side

I took a walk back from town and went past the swans  pond it was freezing and snow was all along the surface, there were tracks on the ice  and I think it was seagulls trying to land.

The Ochils looking very scenic

It is always nice walking in the snow its so peaceful and quiet although not much wild life about. Only the odd magpie or robin I seen in the nearby wood.

Rabbit prints

As I got to the Ladywell Park I came across some animal prints in the snow, in the distance next to the bushes I could see what left them.

Rabbits scurrying for food

As I made my way toward them, surprisingly they didn’t scamper away.


I managed to get quite close up and took some quick photos of them.

Was interesting to see the way they dug for food.


Was great to see them in this snow covered park


They didnt run away when I got near them



North Third Fishery Closed For The 2012 Season

View from North Third Cliffs

Due to proposed works to the dam wall North Third Trout Fishery, will not be able to open for the 2012 season.

Scottish Water need to carry out major repair and upgrading work to the dam wall. This will apparently involve reducing the water level to such an extent that it will be simply impossible for the fishery to function.

Fishery bosses said they appreciate that for many anglers this is very short notice, as the fishery was due to open on March 15 2012.

“However, we have been desperately trying to find some way round this problem. Scottish Water has also not yet been able to confirm the actual start date of the work, the full amount of draw down and how long work will continue during 2012,” – said a spokesperson.

They would like to apologise for the inconvenience and disappointment.

It is intended to re-open the fishery for the 2013 season.

 Official North Third Trout Fishery Site