The run to the Gumnut Patisserie Berrima was up and over Oxley Hill. Running was under clear and sunny skies, yet not too hot, a wonderful time of the year to run. A brief stop was had at the interactive sun-dial at the top of Oxley Hill where you can use your body to tell the time! This was made even more interesting by a plaque giving tribute to the local Aboriginal people who helped the early European explorers discover this area. After a brief rest, it was down into historic Berrima. This is a popular stop between Sydney and Canberra and a perfect place to grab a pie.
- Distance: 10.5km
- Pie Time: 55 mins
A standard beef pie was sampled along with a close cousin to the pie, a sausage roll. We were quite familiar with the Gumnut Patisserie menu by now as we’d already visited the two other outlets in the Southern Highlands. Each pastry held up well, and while the $2 dine-in charge made sense on a weekend, it seemed a bit overkill on a weekday when only a few tables were taken. Anyway, we enjoyed a takeaway pie in the nearby park in the sun
- Pies: Beef; Sausage Roll
- Pastry: Almost consistent with the Bowral store, although Bowral had more flaky layers. Sausage roll pastry was a delight.
- Filling: The standard beef pie was a solid option. It had hearty chunks of beef and was immediately edible at a perfect temperature. The sausage roll was in a word, awesome.
- Cost: $6:20 for gourmet pies; $5:30 for classics. ($2 extra for dine-in table service)
- Sauce tax: 30 cents a sachet.
Enjoying the pies at Gumnut Patisserie Berrima in the sun at the park across the road.
Southern Highlands Pie Trail Run
The Southern ‘Pielands’ Trail Run went for the month of June. As ambassadors for ‘Pie time’ we ran to all of the 26 bakeries on the official Pie Trail to see what they had to offer. See our reviews of all 26 bakeries, their stories and their pies.
About The Author
Ever since venturing out the back gate into the bush as a kid, I've had a curiosity to escape and explore as often as I could. It's fair to say that my curiosity has continued to grow instead of fade as the years go on. It eventually came time to turn a few scribbled notes into some legible stories and travel tips for anyone with a similar curiosity as me.