“The Woods were made for Hunters of Dreams”
Quote from a painting in the Castle you shall see.
The arrival point here is a small round tower with not much information there at all, because the place speaks for itself.
You step out into a mystical woodland, large trees and clearings with shafts of light make it feel magical.
The first hints of mans encroachment are some ruins visible through the trees, but before I find my way there I come across a miniature stone circle. Noticing movement near the ruin I don’t want to disturb other explorers, so I go the other way.
This takes me to a small stream that I cross via a log bridge and find myself at the bottom of a set of steep stone steps. I can see as I ascend the steps the looming form of a large castle.
The steps bring me not to the castle itself but a path running below it.
To the left it slopes down towards some kind of habitation, I can see a windmill down there. To the right the path slopes upwards and winds around the castle mound leading to the entrance.
However before I get there, a large full sized stone circle is just off the path at the corner, which is enchanting!
I might normally take you step-by-step through the castle, but in this case there’s not really much need, it’s basically circular with a series of corridors throughout (pictures of corridors aren’t that interesting when you’re in an art gallery). I would simply advise taking each staircase, up or down, that you come to and you’ll probably find everything there is to see.
I leave the castle and head down the path to the settlement I’d seen earlier. This seems to be a crofters cottage or similar that you might find in rural Scotland or Wales. It’s in a beautifully picturesque setting, next to a river banked by hills on the far shore.
Its the kind of setting that would make a lovely landscape painting and I felt like I was walking through one.
To be honest I recognised the ruin as soon as I saw it since I have the very same one at home that I used in my post “The Demons Lost Secret” during Fantasy Faire. This one appears to have a resident spirit occupying it.