The Barrow Way: Monasterevin to Athy

I returned to one of my favourite Irish trails for a third visit recently. My first experience of the Barrow Way was walking the section between Carlow and Bagenalstown back in 2015. I paid a second visit earlier this year to walk from Athy to Carlow. I continued my journey along the route earlier this … Continue reading The Barrow Way: Monasterevin to Athy

Sperrins Photo Blog: Vinegar Hill Loop

Once again I stayed relatively close to home for this hike, which happened to fall on my birthday. The Vinegar Hill Loop in County Tyrone is one of a small number of waymarked routes in the heart of the Sperrin Mountains. It's largely on farm tracks with sections on public but quiet roads. I hadn't walked it before but had … Continue reading Sperrins Photo Blog: Vinegar Hill Loop