Witches Woods~


In Oban Scotland, The Dunollie Woodland Trail, will lead you into The Witches Woods.

The deeper you go into the forest, the older it becomes.

The trees in the forest were twisted over time into witch-like shapes by the actions of fierce coastal winds.

Some of the oaks are over 400 years old.

The Witches Woods surround Dunollie Castle,

which was once home to the most powerful clan in Western Scotland, the MacDougalls.

The remains of the castle and the old manor house can be toured.

I was first scheduled to visit Oban about 30 years ago, but The Queen was doing a walk about, so our plans were changed. I am happy to have finally visited this charming town and the gorgeous Hebrides.

We are home at The Holler now, but it is cheers and BOO to you from misty Oban’s Witches Woods~

200 thoughts on “Witches Woods~

  1. Oban and surroundings are a nice spot indeed! Strolled through the town this August for the first time after about 15 years. Back then my wife and me walked from Oban past Dunollie (which was somewhat neglected and overgrown then) up the coastline to Dunbeg/Dunstaffnage Castle.

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  3. Wow! Cindy, the wood looks magically and mysterious … I’m taken with the strange and wonderful shapes of the trees … bewitched indeed! Glad you got a chance to visit Oban at last! 😀 You’ve given us a real treat of your trip.

  4. Bonjour ou bonsoir mon Ami AMIE
    Je te souhaite plein de bonnes choses
    La beauté du silence
    La gloire de la lumière
    Le mystère de la pénombre
    La force de la flamme
    Le pouvoir de l’eau
    La douceur de l’air
    La force tranquille de la terre
    L’amour qui se trouve
    aux racines des choses
    Je te souhaite de passer une agréable journée
    Riche de joie et de bonheur et du soleil dans le cœur
    Reçois ce petit câlin……et ce bisou ce matin
    Et aussi ce soir
    Bonne journée et bonne soirée douce nuit
    BERNARD

  5. V interesting, Cindy – especially the intriguing wooden gadget in the middle of the kitchen table… what can that be for? What all-plastic replacement have we devised for the 2000s I wonder? RH

  6. Lovely impressions from Oban, Cindy. I think we had the same kind of weather when we visited Inveraray and Oban, Scottish as Scottish can be. 🙂

  7. Cindy, I’m no longer able to reblog any of your posts. Not sure if that is intentional or not, but there’s no reblog button. Also when I click “like”, I’m not sure if it’s registering. Anyway, I do really love your posts, which are always beautiful!

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  9. What stories those trees can tell, I bet! Amazing capture, and I’m glad you were finally able to visit after 30 years. Sometimes queens can ruin plans with their queenly ways! 😀 Boo to you, too, on this lovely Halloween. xo

  10. All those years I spent in Glasgow and I never got around to visiting Oban, I must venture out more when I visit my brother who is living up in Scotland permanently now he’s graduated. Great photos.

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