Glenveagh

Well, I returned to Glenveagh National Park last weekend, and this time, we were blessed with some better weather. My wife and young son were with me, so we took the shuttle bus from the park entrance to the castle. This would give us a better chance of taking the walk along the lough to the waterfall without tiring my son out too much. While waiting for the bus, there was time for a few shots along the length of the Lough Beagh.

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You never have to wait long for the bus, so we were soon at the castle, and we paused here for a wander around.

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Wooden tiles on an out-building roof, which I don’t think I’ve ever seen before.

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We then set off along the lough-side trail, passing this gatepost as we exited the castle grounds.

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This is a stunning walk, and for a photographer, its impossible not to stop every few yards to take photos of the views across the lough to the ridge of mountains, including Dooish and Saggartnadooish.

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The damp conditons and verdant growth on the near side of the lough also provided photo opportunities on a smaller scale.

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A glimpse through the trees to the heights on the Southeast side of the lough.

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Back to the wider views to the Northeastern shore.

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At this point, my young son was getting tired, and we still had to walk back to the castle, so we reluctantly gave up on the waterfall for today anyway, and turned around. On the return leg, I took one more shot, this time towards our starting point at the castle, peeping through the trees.

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Another great day out at one of my favourite places.

2 thoughts on “Glenveagh

  1. The colours are so gorgeous in your photographs. In fact, since I arrived in Ireland, everything seems so vibrant and vivid, and your images capture that so well.

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