It's about time we started to get serious about longer stretches again; something big is coming up at the end of April and we need to be ready.
Time to cross off some more of the Ulster Way and see an area we thought we knew but didn't. Driving through somewhere is nowhere near the same as walking it and seeing its beauty up close, it's hidden friendly inhabitants and beautiful sense of place. For a start off we were walking from the sea (away from the crazy ducks and geese of the beach car park) and up into the sky in what has been declared as 'The Queen of the Glens' - Glenariff.
Waterfoot to Glenarrif Forest Park and back again by way of the lovely Laragh Lodge for a wee pint = 9.5 miles. The terrain being river bank mucky grass path, lots of quiet road and then pine needles under foot (and the reverse). I got to try out my new backpack which is fabulous and fits me perfectly and we both had managed to get great wee breathable windproof jackets in the sales - awesome!
Really this post is just a great way to show how gorgeous our wee country is...
|The start of the walk, behind a housing development|
|sheep and the right hand side of the Glen|
|How's this for a living room window view :)|
|Entering the Forest Park area and the view back (left side of Glen)|
|lunch break and the view down to the sea|
|returning from whence we came|
|idyllic Irish scene and back to the river walk|
Here are the stats but please note they are skewed as we didn't turn the app off over lunch or our cheeky pint.
To discover more about this stunning area click here - - The 9 Glens of Antrim