Drummin wood walk

On Saturday last, we went on another one of our favourite local walks. It goes from Drummin wood just east of Foxford and joins with another part of the Foxford Way, which I have written about before (https://murtaghsmeadow.wordpress.com/2014/12/03/foxford-way-at-laughil/). It was cool, though the sun came out between the showers of rain and sleet. The walk starts at Lough Cullin.

Lough Cullin

Lough Cullin

We climbed through the mixed woodland of Drummin Wood. At the top of the first hill, conifer trees were cleared last year, leaving just the broadleaf and a lovely view of the lake.

Drummin Wood

Drummin Wood

The path then joins an old track (part of Foxford Way), that leads uphill. At this time of year, there are a couple of beautifully decorated ‘Christmas’ trees here.

Christmas Holly

Christmas Holly

The track continues to climb and at the top we got a great view of Nephin, one of our higher Mayo Mountains. The photo below is from 2013, as this year the mountain was not as clear due to the rain clouds, though it was similarly snow topped.

Nephin

Nephin

On the way back down we got a lovely view of the hills around Foxford. And the kids loved running down the grassy track.

Foxford WayThere were more clouds rolling in as we reached the end of the walk. The lake is quite high at the moment – some of the willow trees are under a few feet of water, though this is not unusual for this time of year. It was a great morning out and it used up some of those extra Christmas calories.

Lough Cullin

Lough Cullin

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14 thoughts on “Drummin wood walk

    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      The decorated trees are great aren’t they. We discovered them first last Christmas, and there is a gate they decorate too. The decorations are removed after Christmas so it’s definitely done for the festive season!

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  1. gaiainaction

    Thanks for letting us share in such a most beautiful walk, that part of the country is truly unspoiled, I guess like a lot of this country. Wishing you a wonderful New Year.

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  2. Robbie

    WOW!!!! Everyone has returned home + now it is back to work here in America….I missed quite a bit from your blog:-( BUT what a great catch up- AMAZING photos of a beautiful place. I remember this place from your previous photos….one word comes to mind-breathtaking!!! You captured it:-)

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