While we were in Creeslough, we had a chance to visit Duntally and walk the trail. What a beautiful place this is with lots of green. As we walked the trail, we came across one guy with his dog and didn't see anyone else. We walked to the end of the trail and turned around and headed back to where we started. It was so quiet all we could hear were the birds singing and our footsteps. A lovely way to spend part of the morning.
Duntally Wood Nature Reserve is a 2.5km loop trail takes you from the car-park along old cart-ways and down into the valley bottom. Potatoes and cereals were once grown in these meadows. Some have been cleared of tree cover to increase diversity within the woodland.
Extending to over 15 hectares it is a fantastic example of an oak, ash, hazel woodland. Other notable tree species include Holly, Elm and Downy Birch. Ground flora is varied throughout the woodland and changes with soil and habitat type, common species include wood anemone, early purple orchid, hard fern, wild garlic, meadowsweet, bugle, and bluebell.
Info courtesy of Natural Parks & Wildlife Services
Kind of fairytale landscape.ReplyDelete
That looks very nice for a walk there.ReplyDelete
I love the trees, moss and ferns. Thanks for sharing your walk with us.ReplyDelete
It is a very beautiful area and I suspect that you might return there to walk it frequently.ReplyDelete
...a green paradise!ReplyDelete
Nice walk and nice and quiet.
Great photos Bill.
Greeting from Patricia.
Muito importante estas reservas naturais, aproveito para desejar um bom Domingo.ReplyDelete
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What a lovely place for a peaceful walk. Great photos too. Thanx Bill.ReplyDelete
Enveloped in all that green is so good for mind and body!ReplyDelete
Oh this would be such a lovely walk to do Bill, so my kind of thing 💚ReplyDelete
I would like to walk around, what a wonderful place.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos of nature.
Have a nice Sunday
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Hello, what a beautiful trail. The nature scenes are lovely! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy week ahead.ReplyDelete
You had this wonderful world to your own!ReplyDelete
Bill, are you American?ReplyDelete
I was born in the US and have dual citzenship. I got citizenship through my paternal grandmother around 20 years ago. My wife and I decided to move here in 2014. It has been a great experience for us.Delete
Ahhhhh, that's very cool! I missed that somehow. Talk about an adventure. Is it more affordable than retiring here?Delete
It's more affordable for us even with the currency being change to euros from dollars. We both have free health care, a free travel card which allows you to travel on buses and trains anywhere in the country. We like that because I sold my truck before I came here. So it was a goood mmove for us.Delete
It looks as green as where I've been walking lately. All the rain we've been having has made everything grow rapidly.ReplyDelete
Lots of lovely green pillowy moss on the trees.ReplyDelete
That sounds perfect. I think I would enjoy a walk there.ReplyDelete
Good grief that is so pretty. I want to be there right now. Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures with us.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful walking trail area. I like how the moss grows on the trees, making everything look even greener. This location is a little slice of Heaven! Great photos Bill.ReplyDelete
Love the green.ReplyDelete
A lovely place to explore!ReplyDelete
I love walking trails like this! And to be practically the only ones there would be heaven.ReplyDelete
Looks magical. Thank you for sharing such pretty photographs.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful spot! It looks like a perfect day in a perfect place. I love this sort of parkland.ReplyDelete
Lovely lush greenery, beautifully captured.ReplyDelete
I had an extraction a few days ago, and came back to check your posts. I love your photos.ReplyDelete
Loved seeing all of your photographs.
All the best Jan