This was a trip that I had been frustrated in trying to do over the previous few weeks. With a lot of football free Saturdays coming up, it would have only been a matter of time before I got this one ticked off.
This was my first visit since April 2022. I was hoping to visit the previous weekend but the weather was dull so it wasn’t worth going if the photos were going to be crap.
A paramilitary feud wouldn’t put me off, but dull weather would.
Anyway, the Balaclava Demographic are usually still lying in bed at 8am.
I arrived just before 9am, and made my way up to Scrabo Tower to have a look and get some photos.
If that was that, it would have been a bit pointless. The travel would have been longer than the walk.
So, I went for a walk to explore the rest of the park, heading to the quarries instead of Killynether Wood.
When I went there before, Killynether Wood was nice but that was it. There was a better walk to be had heading towards the quarries.
I decided to wander about, get lost and see where it led me. It’s the best way to do things. Just have to remember to come back the way you came.
I was timebound. Starting at 9am so i’d see where I was at 10am and then turn around.
Then that got put back to 10.05am, and then 10.10am and kept getting put back.
My curiosity was getting the better of me. Everywhere I went, I kept thinking to myself “Ooh, I wonder what is over there”.
Eventually I covered that part of Scrabo Country Park and got some nice photos before getting to my car around 11am, so the one hour in, one hour out plan was adhered to.
That will probably be me for Scrabo Country Park for this year. It’s well worth a visit but it’s best to leave a bit of a gap between visits to avoid it being a bit samey.
Although, you could say that with anywhere.
As mentioned earlier, i’m going to have a lot of football free Saturdays over the next few months, so I might as well put them to good use.
I haven’t really been on many hikes or rambles yet in 2023, so that will have to be remedied.
What I have on my list of places to go to is Peatlands Park.
I always pass it on my way to Stangmore Park so I might go and see what it is like.
Always looking for new places to visit.
I was hoping that the Easter break would give me the opportunity to get some Sunset photos from Lisnabreeny Hill.
But no, stupid rain. Try again later.