My stay at Lewinshope Farm

My escape to the green hills of Scotland began with the Watson’s at Lewinshope. I met my host family through Workaway, which is an awesome website that allows you to travel the world without breaking your budget. On top of that, you really get to experience the culture as you…

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Staying with the Watson family, a rewarding experience!

If you love the countryside and doing all kind of works, this post is for you! I met the Watson’s thanks to HelpX, an online listing of host farms, homestays, ranches and more who invite volunteer helpers to stay with them short-term in exchange for food and accommodation.    …

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Book The Shepherd’s Hut now – a fun place to stay

We are now ready to take bookings! The Shepherd’s hut is situated at The Mill pond and can be booked together with The Mill or on its own, all year long. With its cosy wood burner and access to the Mill boot room, it is ideal for adventurous nature lovers. Its looking so good! It…

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Rachel Coyle’s Wildlife visit to The Mill @ Lewinshope

Rachel’s survey blog Hello everyone, my name is Rachel and recently I have been doing a bit of survey work at Lewinshope. I am wildlife enthusiast and I have been working with wildlife charities over the past 3 years, carrying out habitat management work on nature reserves.  Like many people…

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Etsy Shop – THEMILLatLEWINSHOPE

We have opened an Etsy shop! THEMILLatLEWINSHOPE I had lots of help from my beautiful assistant for a few days Ella Mcliester who took a lot of the photographs and measured and added to the description of the items.  It was a long process but lets hope its worth the…

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Grey Mare’s Tail Walk

Sunday Morning @ 10:00am Johnny and I parked the car at the bottom of The Grey Mare’s Tail. It took less than 25 minutes from The Mill meandering up the A708,  past St Mary’s loch, admiring the beautiful valley as we travelled. On arrival we put a £2 coin into…

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Lemon Drizzle Cake

Freshly baked Lemon Drizzle Cake awaiting guests on their arrival, made with eggs laid by Doris, Lottie & Madge @ Foresthill. Thank you Gail Roberts, and for your delicious home-made jam. Can’t think of a nicer thing than a cup of tea and a slice of cake after a long journey…

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LewinSHOP @ The Mill

We have set up the wee LewinSHOP under the art studio! As soon as you walk in you can smell the beautiful aromas of the different types of wood, from  Oak to Elm, Ash, Sycamore, Maple, Beech, Cherry, Yew, Apple, Walnut and more.  There are a variety of wood products that…

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