Tuesdays of Texture : Week 13, 2017

Galtee Mountains,Co Tipperary

Hiking in sunshine

I love the tufts of grass –  or maybe there are rocks hidden under some of them – watch where you put your foot!

This was taken on a hike in the Galtee mountains in Co. Tipperary on Sunday, a very long gradual climb (over 450 metres) to a lake nestled near the top of the mountain,  The lake is called Lough Curra, and to get there we followed the old ‘Ice Road’ which was used to draw ice down the valley to the big houses, and there is still evidence of ice erosion from the ice age, close to the lake at the top.

Lough Curra, Co Tipperary

Lough Curra

Here we are, having a break at the lake, before starting down the steep descent again.  About a week ago, we had some snow on high ground, and you can still see the remains of it on the mountain side.

Linked to Narami’s Tuesdays of Texture



2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. narami
    Mar 29, 2017 @ 17:01:24

    My God, what a beautiful place! Is there a trail or you just follow terrain through? It looks like an amazing hike experience. Thanks so much for sharing this in Tuesdays of Texture!
    Have a great week.

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    • joanfrankham
      Mar 29, 2017 @ 17:52:43

      Thanks Narami. There is a trail of sorts, but its quite steep and a bit of scrambling over rocks. We do have a leader who knows the route, but with about 50 on the walk it does get a bit strung out, especially with us not so fit people 😀

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