Last week, when the weather was still hot and damp, we decided to walk in Stadl am der Mur, a small village about 15 from us. We followed the bike path through the village and then took to the woods. Shame I didn’t take a picture of the disused mill we found, it was out of use as all wooden troughs feeding it were broken. Then we followed a forest track which was cool and fragrant with flowers and plenty of streams for Swingle to paddle in.The track rose and turned back to the mill, and so we headed steeply back down hill. At the foot of the hill we saw the most creepy old hut in the woods, and even I didn’t feel like poking my nose in!Then we found the bridge across the river was out, so I took my boots off and paddled through, Swingle and Dave jumped.We then found a newly made up forest road and went on up the hill again.To our surprise we found a chapel, inside were two much loved statues, the place was obviously visited.Lovely and cool inside too!
We went on up the hill and saw this Hoch sitz for shooting, don’t fancy sitting in it though.
There was a Sika deer farm on the way up too, that will be interesting if they get out, although hardy, they are not native and could disrupt the local deer balance.Several cars were going up and down the hill but there was no hut marked on the map, so as we were getting hungry, we headed back to Stadl for lunch! There were lots of notes about not letting dogs poop in the hayfields, must be some naughty dog owners in the village, we wore our halos and picked up as usual! We will go again one day and finish the walk, and find out what was taking the people up there!