An easy loop walk with wide views starting from Schull. One of the Fastnet trails.
An easy 8.5km route with great views across to the Sheep’s Head and along the Mizen, passing along small lanes and tracks and through fields thoughtfully fenced off from cattle.
Walking Cosán na Naomh (The Saint’s Way), a pilgrim route following Fionn MacCumhaill and St Brendan through Corca Dhuibhne (Dingle Peninsular) from Ventry to Mount Brandon.
Ballyvourney to Millstreet: A long hike through unusual landscapes. Overlapping trails and a confused ending.
In the footsteps of O’Sullivan Beare but in a very different season. From Ballingeary to Ballyvourney in a rare Irish heatwave.
Slí Gaeltacht Mhúscrai: Gougane Barra to Ballingeary. From a honeypot to a famine pot over clapper bridges.
Blackstairs Mountain, County Carlow and sketches from nearby and on our journey home
Up the hill from the other side on a beautiful day. A real stone circle and a fake, a green river valley, a wedge tomb in cool woodland, a long boggy climb, a flowing spring, a mountain kitchen and a winged man.
Cascades, a castle, a tomb – hill, rock, bog, forest and boreens. From Drimoleague to Bantry over Mullaghmesha.
Recalling my best hiking and sketching memories of 2017. Part 3.