The Activities team spend many happy hours running archery sessions at The Torridon with the front lawn of the hotel providing beautiful views of Glen Torridon and frequent wildlife sightings. Over the years, our team has spotted golden eagles, deer, herons and of course our own highland cattle. However Chris Wilson, senior guide, came across one of our more comical visitors while on afternoon archery duty.
One sunny day Chris was running a session with a group while Les the gardener was tending to the lawn and battling with an errant mole who had staked his claim to our favourite stretch of grass.
Although the lawn was in fine condition, there was the odd addition here and there of ugly molehills. Halfway through the archery session, Chris noticed the ground starting to move a few feet ahead of the guests. Chris stopped the event and as everyone watched, a mole popped up out of the ground right in front of them.
The little creature took a long bleary look at Chris and guests, decided he didn’t like what he saw, pointed his nose in the air then scurried back down into his hole, making for a very amusing after dinner tale for our archers.
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