Lost and found in Donegal

I’ve been here before. The hardest time was a few months before my mother died.  Then, I was travelling alone and desperate for the biting winds of the ‘Wild Atlantic Way’ at Malin Head to blow right through me. This time was going to be different. It was the same time of year of course, … Continue reading Lost and found in Donegal

Slievemartin – Shore to Summit – Kilbroney

Hiding in the mists of Northern Ireland's beautiful 'border country' lies Kilbroney Park, Rostrevor, home to Slievemartin and thee most stunning views of Carlingford Lough you will ever see.  We allowed 3 hours for this 7km walk which included plenty of time for breathers and a relaxing lunch. Part of the splendid ‘Kingdom of Mourne’ … Continue reading Slievemartin – Shore to Summit – Kilbroney

Divis & Black Mountain

This mountain has an extra special place in my heart. For those that may not know, Belfast was built in a valley.  It's surrounded by beautiful hills with Belfast Lough completing the circle.  Divis & Black Mountain form part of these hills and have been an ever present companion to me.  They were the focus … Continue reading Divis & Black Mountain

Ronan’s Way

OS: D193308 "Tread softly because you tread on my dreams" W B Yeats Nestled in the mystical Glens of Antrim, 'Ronan's Way' proved to be a fabulous day out.  Well, that was my view last Saturday (27 Jan 2018) after a strenuous hike on the red 'upper loop' trail with a group of seven seasoned … Continue reading Ronan’s Way