Flowerdale Falls

So after the disaster of trying this walk yesterday, we decided to try again today. It’s a fairly short walk anyway, so we’re hoping the weather will hold off. It’s definitely getting better… but we’re still having a lot of the wet stuff. I don’t mind walking in the rain, but there’s bugger all point in walking somewhere I can’t even see because it’s totally immersed in fog. Nevertheless, here’s the start of the track leading up the valley.

Flowerdale Glen

Heading up a well made path you go past Flowerdale House, and continue heading up the valley towards the waterfall. The first sight of Flowerdale Falls.

Flowerdale Glen

And suddenly comes out and just makes everything lovely and green and warm.

Flowerdale Glen

Crossing the bridge towards the falls.

Flowerdale Glen

Flowerdale Falls.

Flowerdale Falls

View back down the valley.

Flowerdale Glen

Someone decided to go climbing on the waterfall.

Flowerdale Falls

View from the other side.

Flowerdale Falls

After going past the water fall you head out onto flatter moorland and here we have a snowstorm.

Flowerdale Glen

Crossing over the bridge behind the waterfall the path turns back and head down the glen on the otherside of the river. The shite on the photo is snow, because it’s still snowing and as it comes up the valley I can’t stop it blowing on the camera lens, not that it looks like it! Before you know it anyway, it’s sunny and I prefer snow and hail anyway as it’s doesn’t get you as soggy as rain.

Flowerdale Glen

Heading down towards the sea again.

Flowerdale Glen

Flowerdale Glen

The trees all round here are covered in this long lichen, shows you how clean the air is.

Flowerdale Glen

The path kind of goes through the tree and then heads out onto a more mettled road.

Flowerdale Glen

After this it’s a straightforward walk back down the track to the pub car park at the beginning. We then decided to go for a cheeky pint at the Badachro Inn before heading home.

Yet again another nice sunset.

Sunset Ceol Na Mara

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