Not to be deterred I swapped the fishing rod for the camera and had a walk around to see what I could discover.
Not much to look at from the side view as nature has worked its magic over the years & covered most of the building in Ivy.
But move to a different angle, into the laide where the water once ran to power the wheel and it opens up.
The mechanism would have went on the left side as we look into it and is accessed by the door on the left, now just merely allowing light to flood into the building, with another access door on the right, unsure how they got to the 2nd story as I seen no evidence of any stairs but I suppose these would have been rotted out long ago as all thats left from the original wood is the heavy rafters.
With the laide now sealed off the water tumbles over the stones at various locations along its length.
Just walking around the small wood which now encroaches the wheel house, its amazing what sights you see that many would simply walk past.
Switch lenses and get down to their height, past their best now but still very beautiful and intricate in every detail.
Not the fishing trip I had hoped for but still very enjoyable and took me back to my child days when exploring old buildings & messing around was the order of the day for us.
A couple of snaps on the way home.
A view across the Ure back to Thornton Stewart