Sunday, 2 May 2010

Michael's Wood, Aith

Today was nicer than forecast and we went for a little trip out with one of Beren's friends to a great little place near Aith, Michael's Wood. A community woodland planting scheme with a winding path taking you past many secret sitting places amongst the young trees and flowers and with lovely views out over Aith.

On the way there I had to stop to take a photo of this little cutie, a dalmation lamb! Mum's chatting away while 'he' potters...

 and 'him and his' mate having some lunch

When we got there there was a much grander looking moorit sheep waiting to greet us

Going into the wood

On the way to the teddy bears picnic area

Beren enjoyed looking at the flowers and trying to see the buzzy bees

There was a whole range of lovely places to sit, a few of which follow. It really is a lovely spot for families.

The pirate ship was well liked and the bird hide in the right background over looked a  young pond and bird feeding area, complete with binoculars, books and charts.

There's a definite sense of humour on little signs dotted around the pilgrims trail. This notice in the bird hide made me chuckle.

Another little treat on leaving was this young starling taking things in

A great place to re-visit in the summer with lots more to it than I've shown here. We left a little donation in the box on the way out, hope other visitors do too.


  1. Interesting post Kev. I always wondered about that plantation, and especially who the Michael was that it was named after.
    Must visit it next time we come over for a holiday.

  2. Hi Auld Een, I'm sure it said but with 2x 2 year olds on the loose and so much to look at I never really noticed. Will do better on our next trip!

    Couldn't find anything on the net.

    There's loads of little signs all over the place with funny quips for the adutls and cartoon jokes for the kids. Could have photo'd it all but it would have spoilt the fun.

    Glad it notched up some future interest

  3. Ha! No puffin' - love it :-0