Welcome to 2012

December saw me take on three good hikes in the off-season. I had a specific reason for revisiting The Bangor Trail from the Bangor end on Dec 21st, the shortest day of the year. While on ‘The Walk of Hope’ with the fabulous people of Foxford Ramblers...

Brackloon Wood, Westport

Brackloon Wood, 7 km south of Westport, is a semi-natural remnant of Ireland’s once substantial mixed Atlantic Oak woodlands. The circular walk is about 4 km and will take you a little over an hour, or more if you have small children with you. Take a stroll...

The Call of Wild West Mayo

The Nephin Beg mountains are perhaps Ireland’s most isolated. To hike around here is to walk in a land fashioned by north Atlantic weather systems. West Mayo, with its wonderful coastline, endless islands and inner bogs, is a result of the constant rain and wind...

Erris Head Cliff Top Walk

Erris Head cliff top walk is perched at the very edge of Ireland, beyond Belmullet in northwest Mayo. A spectacular site, with wonderful views out over the North Atlantic, offshore rocks and islands, as well as of World War II remnants, a stroll here affords great...