Well if you're small enough to think this is a tree you may consider it a forest! Regardless of the 'technicalities', it's about the biggest bit of woodland on Shetland, complete with a small burn and we all had a fun time there...
After wandering our way up the hillside along side the burn it was time to sit for a bite to eat and enjoy the view.
One thing this place is good at growing, other than trees, is mosses and lichens. They're so pretty festooning branches dead or alive and lots of different types.
A sight of celandine, a flower bud or two starting to open, suddenly made me think of spring and then I saw some daffs on their way up. It still feels fully winter to me.
At the top of the woods are the remains of an old house with fire place still intact and in use by some who come here. It'll be a nice place to camp for the night in the summer.
All to do now is to mosey back down to the car.
And then a visit to a friend who has just moved to a gorgeous little cottage at the head of Stromfirth. One day...