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.
Experiencing the mountain at its magnificent best, going higher than ever before and reaching my limits.
From heritage experience to the past alive in the landscape. A drove road, a mass rock, a neolithic copper mine and fields, a road tunnelled through rock.
From hubbub to solitude. A stone row. Climbing, climbing the hill and crossing the bog. A slippery descent.