Crockacleaven Lough, Slieve Beagh, County Tyrone

Slieve Beagh: Crocknagrally Forest Loop (and Detours)

Seeing as our current lockdown restrictions don't include travel limits for exercise, I took a spin down to the Slieve Beagh area last Sunday for a change of scene and a longer walk than my usual, local routes. I've walked in this quiet area for many years, including approaching the highest ground from all three … Continue reading Slieve Beagh: Crocknagrally Forest Loop (and Detours)

Back in the Sperrins 2: Glenlark Forest

I enjoyed revisiting the Sperrin Mountains during the walking festival covered in my previous post, so paid another visit two weeks later. On this occasion we explored one of the biggest areas of forestry in the range, Glenlark Forest. It wasn't the longest or most dramatic of hikes but it's always good to tread new … Continue reading Back in the Sperrins 2: Glenlark Forest

Sperrins: Circuit of Altbritain Forest

I revisted my 'locals', the Sperrin Mountains, recently to walk a circuit I'd first troddden several years ago.  Altbritain Forest is a southerly offshoot of the huge Banagher Forest and runs most of the way up Mullaghaneany, the third highest peak in the range at 627m.  Top image: Looking down over Altbritain and Banagher Forests … Continue reading Sperrins: Circuit of Altbritain Forest

On the Antrim Hills Way

I've been wanting to hike more waymarked trails and got a chance recently on part of the Antrim Hills Way.  This mostly off-road route runs for 35kms / 22 miles between the coastal village of Glenarm and the iconic, standalone Slemish, famous for its association with Saint Patrick. Top image: A zoomed in view of … Continue reading On the Antrim Hills Way