Sunday, 5 May 2013

Fruity bannocks!

After Beren returned from his friend's birthday party we headed off up to Kergord Woods with marshmallows and a bag of flour and dried fruit.

Given it was a soggy afternoon we were a bit surprised to see another car parked on the roadside, but we headed up anyway and into the woods with Beren calling 'Hellooooo' every now and again. As we approached the old building we could see another family and smoke from a fire that was just about out. After collecting a bit of wood we resurrected the fire, strung up a quick tarp and began to toast a few marshmallows with the other family. Unfortunately they had to go before we got the bannock mixed and cooking on a stone; I'm sure they'd have loved it as it was really nice and too much for us.

If you're reading this, get in touch so the kids can play together out and about again another time.

After stuffing our faces and tidying up we had a play on the couple of swings over the little burn before heading back home to share our tales of adventure with Clare. 

Here's a little video of our afternoons fun...

It's been a fairly quiet weekend, but I did get a brief sight of an otter up at Hillswick yesterday which was great. I'm just waiting for the weather to improve a little so that I can take Beren camping. It'd be no fun in rain and gales at the best of times, but even less so with a 5 year old in tow!


  1. Oh my goodness that looks like so much fun! I can't believe I've never been to Kergord yet! I had no idea we could go into the woods there. I've only ever slowly driven under the canopy on the road! Where's the access point? (Where's that style you crossed over the fence at the start of the video?). I am definitely taking my children here!

    1. Yeh it's great for big and little kids! Drive up Kergord from Bonhoga and just before the canopy over the road is a passing place on your right opposite a white cottage. Park out the way there and go through the small gate into the field to the south of the white cottage and follow the track up through the field and round to the left below the woods. Once you're below the woods look up the steep grass bank and you'll see the stile into the woods (about HU394/541 if that helps). The rest you'll have to find for yourself, it's only small though so you won't get lost LOL!

      I'll have to check out some of your recipes, look yummy

    2. Fantastic! Thank you! I was telling the family about this blog post over dinner this evening and they're all really keen to check it out, asap!