5 Feb 2015
After putting up with ice, freezng cold and miserable rain, we've finally had a few days of proper snow here at Haddo.
It's not been quite enough for sledging (although you can manage to get a few good snowballs out of it) but a covering of snow does make the park look absolutely lovely.
If you're here early enough, you can also find some really crisp tracks in the snow, left by whatever's been snuffling about in the park overnight. There are lots of bird tracks to be found- mostly Pheasant, Rook, Blackbirds and of course various ducks, and quite a few Roe Deer slots across the grassland. If you're really lucky you might come across some delicate Red Squirrel tracks. These ones were in the Knockorthie wood just outside the squirrel hide on Tuesday morning.
We've got another busy weekend coming up starting on Saturday evening with the annual Haddo Snow Ball. The Frank Thompson Band will be leading an evening of Scottish and country dancing, along with a buffet dinner and midnight meal to keep you going until the wee small hours. For more information and the ticketline number see our events page.
And then on Sunday we'll be hosting the rescheduled Winter X-Country Run from 11.30am. If you fancy testing your fitness on a 3 or 6 mile run, then you can find all the details and a link to the entry form on our events page
For anyone interested in a bit of magic and mystery, there are still a few tickets left for The GRaveyard Shift on Friday 13th. This show mixes magic with Victorian theatre to tell the story of Victorian conjuror Walter Keppler. You can book your tickets via the National Trust for Scotland.