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Page 2 of Kirkennan Estate’s Latest Posts

Welcome to the blog for Kirkennan Estate Holiday Cottages. Here you can find blogs about local attractions and things to do, information about Kirkennan and much more. You can either browse by date or search for particular topics such as walks.

Forest bathing


by Jennifer C.

30 May 2020

I was feeling a bit down this week so thought it was time to have a go at something I have been intending to try for ages - forest bathing. According to research, spending time in forests or with trees can improve our health and wellbeing. This is something I have never doubted, but I tend to have a purpose when heading into the trees: going for a jog or a walk, to fill up the bird feeders or to spot birds. This time I intended to really slow down and focus on the moment.

Kirkennan woods short loop


by Jennifer C.

21 April 2020

This is a short walk that you can do directly from your holiday cottage at Kirkennan in less than an hour. These photos were mainly taken from a walk around it in late April when the wild flowers were the star of the show...

Crichope Linn


by Jennifer C.

11 January 2020

A magical place that in the 17th century provided a safe haven for Covenanters and in the 18th inspiration for poets and writers, now largely forgotten except by the occasional photographer.

Southerness to Carsthorn walk


by Jennifer C.

9 December 2019

A lovely walk along the Solway Coast with seabirds to view, and fossils to find, ending up at a memorial to those leaving Scotland for the New World and a unique pub...



by Jennifer C.

27 September 2019

Every winter, in the 6 years we have been at Kirkennan, we have been planting fruit trees. These are now starting to produce and as I harvest the apples it seems like a good time to take stock of what I know about apples and the range of varieties we have...

Kirkennan Mews

A cozy holiday cottage in the heart of Dumfries and Galloway that can sleep 4 & 1 in 2 bedrooms. Ideal location for watching our red squirrels play!

Kirkennan Lodge

A great place to relax and unwind - a detached holiday cottage set in a large enclosed garden overlooking Kirkennan's walled garden where our chickens roam.

Woodsedge Cottage

An accessible holiday cottage sleeping 5 which is all on one level with a wet-room. Near our 14 acre woodland rich in wildlife.

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