Loving these crisp winter mornings after all the rain last week. It might be baltic but easy to wrap.up against the cold. Just went for a walk with the twins in the buggy. This is the view from the entrance to our estate. The Slieve Mish Mountains.. and the water is actually the Atlantic Ocean, Castlemaine Harbour. Love it.
“It is best not to start off too fast. It will take a mile or so to get into the rhythm of the walk, and to let the pack settle down on your back. Soon the stride will become looser and more automatic, and once again you begin to cover the day’s miles with ease. You have slept well, you have a good breakfast inside you, and its already a great day. What more could you want? There’s no pressure, no telephone, no motorcars, no newspapers full of gloomy news. There’s just the track in front of you, rising, and the wind at your back. Keep right on moving. There’s a long way to go today…“ – Robin Adshead, The Spur Book of Backpacking (1976). Photo: Aidan Ennis - View from the Slieve Mish Mountains on the Dingle Peninsula looking over Castlemaine Harbour, Inch Strand, and Dingle Bay. Across the bay the mountains of the Iveragh Peninsula, are visible.
The breathtaking Caha Mountains of the Beara Peninsula in South West Kerry and Cork, Ireland. . This is a landscape that has remained largely unchanged for 12,000 years; where mist-shrouded slate mountains, rugged green rolling hills and coves of golden sand sit side-by-side. . This is the place of Owen Mór and his Spanish wife Princess Beara, of the Slieve Miskish Mountains, of the tallest Ogham stone in Europe, and of rich flora and fauna all along the Wild Atlantic Way. . Less than 7,000 people live in this part of Ireland; its unspoilt beauty is surely amongst the most dramatic and awe-inspiring this exceptional country has to offer. . #beara#bearapeninsula#cork#kerry#ireland#ardgroom#kenmare#castletownbere#ringofkerry#cahamountains#slievemishmountains#visitireland
Have you ever refrained from a beautiful hiking experience because it warns of unmarked trails? It is obviously the correct thing to do to err on the side of caution, but if you prepare yourself and your pack ahead of time, those unmarked trails might be more within reach than you realize. . . Taking the trail less traveled can be an exhilarating experience, but it can also be a very scary experience if you aren’t prepared. I am writing this blog on personal experiences. We live and we learn — and I would never wish the tears-in-your-eyes-heart-in-your-throat feeling on anyone. Trust me when I say that there is no such thing as being over-prepared. . . Take a look at the link in my profile to continue reading my blog, published on the official website of @girlswhohikeofficial. ⛰⬆️
Caherconree in the Slieve Mish mountains. 20 minutes down the road from Inch Beach, we decided to visit this magnificent mountain in the hope the clouds would clear. Overshadowed by the higher Mount Brandon on the Dingle Peninsula, the Slieve Mish range are a mighty set of giant, steep, grassy summits with scattered sandstone crags. #dinglepeninsula#slievemishmountains#caherconree#didntseeasoul
GLANTEENASSIG in County Kerry is an outdoor dreamland with over 450 hectares of woodland, mountain, lake and peatland to explore. Nestled in a sheltered valley among the Slieve Mish mountains, the landscape is imposing awesome. There are several walks and picnic areas beneath the tall Sitka trees that surround the Lough Slat. The serene lake is surrounded by mountains is regularly used as a training ground for the ancient sport of curragh racing. On a sunny day the lakes red sandy bed shimmers in the sunlight. Across the lake and providing the perfect backdrop is the majestic rock face of Carrigaspanaig (The Spanishman’s rock), Doon with its unique plateau and Commeen which rises to 470 m. When there is heavy rainfall the streams cascade down the hills to the lake below. If you are lucky you might catch a glimse of the magnificent bird of prey, the peregrine falcon. #glanteenassig#glanteenassiglake#peregrinefalcon#instagood#instagramers#instalike#countykerry#wildatlanticway#ireland#slievemishmountains
Fenit pier at sunrise this morning, I couldn't join a crew heading up the slieve mish mountains in front with my banjaxed leg, so we cut through the mountains en route to inch beach. I follow instagram people with good pics from drones but it was ridiculous the amount of people with their drones sending them up the mountains taking pics not knowing what their legs are for on one of the best days of the year.😄. .#blabbingon#Fenit#fenitmarina#slievemishmountains #sunrise🌅 #boats#atlanticocean#kerry#thekingdom#anríocht #dirtywaterreflection#caherconree #baurtregaum