Stroll at Enniscrone

Enniscrone, just over the border in Co. Sligo, has one of the most impressive strands in Ireland.

Below are a few photos I took while walking the loop the other day. Heading out of the village, you can walk for over 3 km westwards, towards the mouth of the River Moy, before turning south, then eastwards through the dunes and the track which traverses the golf course, back to the village.

In the extraordinary weather we’re currently being treated to, it’s a lovely walk.

See my earlier post on a beached Minke whale at Enniscrone, here.

Short Walk on Ox Mountains

I had some time to spare yesterday, so I took an admittedly short, but nonetheless very pleasant stroll up the Ox Mountains behind Coolaney.

I must incorporate some parts of the Ox into a future walk, because what you have here is lovely heather covered rolling hills, to around 400 m, with wonderful views out over Sligo Bay to the north and the plains of Mayo to the south.

Not only that, but in the area between the N17 to the east, the N5 to the south and Ballina town to the west, you really have unspoiled land, with quaint little villages that no main road goes through, which would remind you of your youth in the ’60s and ’70s.

And yesterday was just gorgeous, with clear blue skies and temperatures of 18 C. Bliss.