The croft is just over 12 acres and runs from the shores of Loch Greshornish, a sea loch, to the common grazing on the hill behind. The system of distinctive strips of land forming all the crofts in Edinbane, and indeed throughout the Highlands, are known as ‘Runrig’ which was originally designed to enable everyone to a have a share of different types of land – ‘in bye’ and ‘hill’.
Enjoy the walkways through the growing woodland which has been planted on a third of the croft. Spot the flora and fauna that change as the seasons pass: the early summer orchids, Ragged Robin, St John’s Wort, and the autumn heathers. Soak up the summer sun, occasional wild autumn winds and the sudden crisp calm of winter. The bird life is ever changing: winter visitors giving way to their summer counterparts, including the distinctive Skylark and the oyster catchers, curlews and sandpipers by the lochside. Harriers, increasing in their rarity on the mainland, are common. You may find a pony or two, they like an apple or carrot and even better a scratch behind the ears. The cows may have calves with them depending on the time of your visit.