Winter Walk

The weather has been kind this Christmas holiday so Tuesday was the perfect day for a winter walk. I have featured this walk before two winters ago (how times flies!). The walk is part of the Foxford Way and the area is called Laughil, near Pontoon here in Co. Mayo. There are lovely views of Lough Conn from the track.

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Lough Conn

Over the years we have been walking here the birch and willow have been growing fast. It’s nice to see this natural regeneration. There is also quite a bit of holly too. Further along the track there are some stunted old oak trees. The trees are festooned in amazing ferns and lichens.

In one place much of the path is covered in fallen oak leaves. Here the low winter sun creates long shadows where there are planted conifers on one side of the path with the more natural woodland (mainly large oak) on the other side.

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Path

A lovely, pleasant way to spend a couple of hours.

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13 thoughts on “Winter Walk

    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      The photo was taken from a tree that has fallen over and was there last year too but I am sure the lichens have got even thicker on the branch!

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  1. Helen

    I quite agree it must have been a great way to spend a couple of hours. Likewise on Tuesday, I went for a walk – in a wood which was regenerating after originally being planted with pines.

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