In this time of grace, may the cross be a sign-post of love and unity for you through which true peace comes”  Our Lady Queen of Peace 1999

On the hill behind Craig Lodge there is a beautiful Way of the Cross.  The path takes you along mountain streams  and climbs steadily to a height of around 1,000 feet (305 metres).  The Stations are marked with cairns of stones and at the top there is simple cross.  From there you can contemplate the beautiful views of Cruachan, Ben Lui and Loch Awe and the River Orchy winding through the valley below you.

You should allow about 1 hour to follow this Way of the Cross and you need walking shoes/boots or a pair of wellies as the ground is marshy in places.  This is a lovely way of spending time reflecting on Our Lord’s passion in peaceful surroundings.

Perhaps your parish or prayer group would like to make a day visit Craig Lodge to do the Way of the Cross?

Hermitage on the Hill

Inspired by the beehive cells that go back to the time of St Columba, Calum MacFarlane-Barrow, has built a small stone cell with a turf roof in a sheltered spot behind the Cross on the hill.  This can be used as a simple shelter for anyone wanting to spend time among the hills in solitude and prayer.