Northern Ireland, photography, walking

Still playing catch up – a final reflection of 2019!

Despite the best of intentions to get back on track with my blog in 2019 it didn’t quite happen. Mainly due to work but also due to quite a number of walking adventures!

Anyway, just like my previous “mid year photo review”, I’ve decided to look back at the past 6 months by posting some photos of my walks.

July 2019 Challenging Crockbrack, 7 miles

In July we had a fantastic day walking Crockbrack Way in the Sperrins. It was challenging at times, bit boggy in places, but we were blessed with good weather and great company!

The only way is UP!
Looking towards Moydamlaght Forest
Love a good waymarker!
Who rolled this stone up here?
Great day in the Sperrins

August 2019 Peatlands Park, 6 miles

Like big kids we took a train ride before embarking on our walk around the park. A shorter walk than normal but a lovely day spent exploring an impressive park!

Welcome to Peatlands!
Great boardwalks
Follow the leader!

September 2019 Magnificent Mussenden, 7 miles

Never tire of this walk and its great to experience it through the different seasons. Autumn was in the air as we walked from Castlerock to Downhill, taking in Mussenden Temple, Downhill Forest and Castlerock beach!

Love this local landmark ❤️
Heading towards the Black Glen with Downhill House in the distance
Even managed to catch the train going through the tunnels!
Magnificent Mussenden set up for a wedding that day
Walking the boundary, looking towards Downhill Forest
Downhill beach, looking towards Donegal
Autumnal seedhead

October 2019 Charming Cullybackey, 9 miles

A great autumnal walk along the River Braid and River Maine, retracing our steps from Ballymena back to Cullybackey.

Galgorm Castle
Loved this great bit of advice!
Autumn leaves
Funky fungi
Cullybackey

November 2019 Saturated at the Causeway, 4 miles

A really miserable day of weather but it was still great to get outdoors…and the Causeway never disappoints!

November at the Causeway
A ring of fungi
This puddle summed up the day!

December 2019 Winter sunshine in Ballycastle, 9 miles

A great seaside walk to Marconi’s cottage and back, taking in Corrymeela and Ballycastle forest before Storm Atiyah arrived!

Great welcome to the town
Ballycastle Harbour
An almost deserted beach
Children of Lir sculpture
Heading towards Marconi’s cottage and Fairhead

So there you have it … a quick whizz through the past 6 months of 2019 with a few photos of our monthly walks … I love this wee country and look forward to discovering new walks as well as walking old favourites and hopefully I’ll have more time to update this blog during 2020! Happy New Year and here’s to a new decade!