Its situated in the divine Mt Wilson / Mt Irvine area - which is quite simply, one of the most beautiful spots in the Blue Mountains. Somewhat off the beaten track, the environment there is cool and wet, like a little slice of Tassie amid the harsh dry Aussie bush. Perfect for growing the two English classics, Walnuts and Chestnuts.
Of course, we met our nemesis, the Chrysler Car Club on the way. But thankfully their convoy had broken up somewhat, and they were no longer attempting to drive other cars that cut into their line, off the road. Small mercies. Lovely people, no really.
Of course turning up to pick chestnuts with two tigers in tow caused some speculation! But we got our buckets and were shown where to find the chestnuts and left to our own devices. The place was heaving, with bus groups and families, but the place is huge and you can easily find your own tree or three to forage under.
|Tigers going up to hill with our buckets|
|Stamping on chestnuts|
|Prickly Chestnut shells|
Cannot wait to go again next year :)