Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Blink Bonny Wood

Hello Peeps!  I cannot believe we are halfway through September! I have been busy enrolling at Hull University to do a top up degree in Community and Youth Studies, including working on three new illustrations which I hope to get out soon.

At the end of August, UK bank holiday weekend my husband and I went on another little camping trip, this time we stayed at Blink Bonny Wood on the edge of the Lammermuir hills in Scotland.  This is a very secluded campsite and has very basic bathroom facilities, including one compost toilet (which took me a while to get used to, as I was paranoid that something was going to bite my bum! ) and no shower facilities just bottled water.  The bonus is that you get your own little camping area in the wood, including your own fire pit! No cars are allowed on the site, you have to abandon your car at the entrance which means that you need to bring a trolley to carry all your stuff! This we forgot and the kind owner offered us a wheel barrow and commented that we had more stuff than a family of four who had camped there the previous week!

This campsite is also a good base if you like a bit of retail therapy, people, buildings and cafe culture as Edinburgh is only a 30 minute drive away. 

Here are some photos from our camping adventure!

Back to basics.

Camping fodder!

I wondered what was on the other side? 
Although the bridge looked a bit delicate.

A lovely handcrafted shed. 

The campsite shop where I bought two handmade bug boxes.

A mushroom soaking up the morning due. 

The compost toilet!

The woods behind our tent.  
The forest fern smelt amazing after it had rained!

A Scottish Thistle and a bee searching for some pollen.

Lush plants and textures!


notmassproduced said...

Oh wow! what an amazing place to stay and i love your photographs. thanks for sharing this.

Life of Cattoo said...

Thanks :-) It really is an ace place to stay and at £5 at per person per night it is also a bargain.

Rebekah Leigh said...

I LOVE these photos! This looks like a great place to go camping!Close to Edinburgh too you say?! I love Edinburgh, I've been twice and would love to go again.