"We can learn about environmental stewardship from exceptional people of our own culture, and from other cultures less destructive than ours.
I am speaking of the life of a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children; who has undertaken to cherish it and do it no damage, not because he is duty-bound, but because he loves the world and loves his children…"
Wendell Berry, 1971
This is the sentiment that drives our ethos and how we aspire to do things here at Cleghorn Farm.
Our aim is to leave as small a footprint as possible while enabling people to share in this exquisite corner of Scotland.
We ask that anyone who comes here, also buys into this idea by respecting the site and the numerous living things that call it their home.
The gallery on the right outlines some of the things we do to minimise our impact.
We pile up prunings and dead material to provide a home for invertebrates. This in turn attracts birds and other vertebrates.
This sink was made from a broken ladder and various other items that were being discarded.
Trimmings and loose wood gets put into these "boxes" made of old fence posts to break down and return nutrients to the surrounding soil.
After a weekend of camping, there is nothing to see of the 3 tents and 12 people who were here.