Another perfect day

Keep safe, keep well, keep walking.

Another perfect day for our walk at Murlough. Mild, calm and no rain! As the mist cleared off the mountains we even caught sight of the summit of Donard.

Murlough
Murlough

Reuben strides out over the water at Murlough.

Pigeon Rock and Slievemoughanmore
RNLI

RNLI cheque presentation.

Pigeon Rock and Slievemoughanmore

After a damp start the weather cleared and it was another perfect day for some fun in the snow on Pigeon Rock.

Five Peaks

Craigdoo, Spaltha, Spelga, Slievenamuck and Butter Mountain - plenty of action even if not as high as usual - but high enough for the conditions. 6.7miles and 453 metres (higher than originally measured).

Leitrim Lodge and beyond

Audentes Fortuna Iuvat

Smiles all round. Another great day out in perfect walking weather - Red Bog, Yellow River and White Snow - 7.5 miles in just over 2¾ hours.

Peatlands Park

Never mind the weather as long as we're together. Another perfect day for walking in the rain at Peatlands. And the weather not nearly as bad as had been feared.

Tollymore Forest

Many thanks to Hazel for some great pics of our walk at Tollymore.

Tollymore

Tom admires the bap stones at Foley's Bridge, Tollymore. Built in 1787, the bridge was dedicated to 'Ht Foley', probably one of the two nieces of the Countess of Clanbrassill, both named Harriet - the Countess’s maiden name was Grace Foley. The Count of Clanbrassill's almanac for the year 1789 records, in his own hand, that he planted some 337,318 trees in the 12-year period from 1777, mostly within the area of the original deer park, many of them larch - the soil of the Mourne Mountains is particularly suited to larch, fir and Scots pine. Bap stones can be found in many of the other buildings and follies round the estate.

Some more pics from our perfect day at Tollymore - 30 turned up and enjoyed some great walks. A creditable 8.7Km and 228m ascent for those that went with Gordon.