Met the kindest soul today, the one and only @earthlinged who helped organise yet another HUGE success for the official "Animal Rights March 2019". I have no doubts we surpassed last year's 10,000 turnout, the sun was splitting the stones and the atmosphere was out of this world! Thank you for being the voice of reason, thank you for being a voice for the voiceless and thank you for this lovely selfie! (Genuinely don't know if I'm laughing or crying! 🤣😭)
My 📣 new YouTube video 📼 is up. The Ormond way is a hidden heartlands gem here in Ireland but has yet to be officially launched as a hiking waymarked trail and is the 6th stage of The 1000km Ireland Way.
It's a fine mixture of hiking through Irish rolling hills, woods, peat bogs and country lanes. There is also a great explorers mix of histories such as Lorrha, and the modern, Cloughjordan's Eco Village, to see and whiteness. Once again I was blown away by the locals I met along the way and the incredible generosity that was shown to me as a marched along on my way up through Ireland.
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Moody skies made for a magic hike up Meentacreeghan and Cloghmeen Hill, then down Luaghbabrogue. This section of The Bluestack Way was extremely boggy in parts and treacherous. While we enjoyed the hike, these hills felt like one giant bog and it took us a long time to navigate through certain sections that were full of pools and mire. It was stressful, there were times that we thought we might have to turn back - but half way through a bog going back through it isn’t exactly an attractive option either! When we made it to the bottom of the mountain we’d never been more glad to see a solid road lol. Little did we know that there were still a few more kilometres of bog ahead, although the final one was not steep, just wet! A struggle, but an adventure, glad to have one another to rely on during this section of the hike and to pull each other through. As tough as it was, I’d do it all over again just to catch these views across Donegal and experience that feeling of having successfully navigated a big personal challenge 😊
Here are some views of the Djouce Mountain trail from yesterday’s hike ⛰⛰ We trekked 20 magnificent miles (32km) along the Wicklow Way with incredible scenery: the Irish Sea, Wicklow’s various peaks and valleys, wooded paths, the Powerscourt Waterfall, and Lough Tay
Adding Cliffs of Moher to my “best views ever” list. What’s on yours?
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EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED ⬇️⬇️⬇️
There are tons of great hikes around Dublin and in nearby Wicklow ⛰🥾 The last time I was up in the mountains hiking the Fairy Mountain (very intimidating 😂), I cut through the heather (the brownish green stuff in the pic) because I could tell it would save some time rather than sticking to the path.
Bad idea. I was walking along admiring the views over the Wicklowscape and the Sugarloaf Mountain in the distance and next thing I knew I was plummeting into a cavernous dark hole the size of my body hidden beneath the heather 🕳 🤣😂 All good though.
#WaterfallWednesday has arrived and we were thrilled to come across this capture by @Mariannacsc who resides in Rome. However, the #Powerscourt waterfalls can be found in Ireland. As both founders of #WomenWhoHike start to plan their trips overseas, we are thrilled to find so many differences in the hiking and outdoor community. We cannot wait to submerge ourselves in culture all the while surrounded by the lush dense landscapes. Where are our Ireland / Scotland members??? We're coming for you 👋🏼 #WWHMember