The Bangor Trail

Finally got back to walking the Bangor Trail again, after some years away from it. Sinead Tommy and I walked 25k from Bangor to the Bothy in Shramore. We hiked it last  Saturday 22nd August. I GPS’d the trip we had a moving average of 4k  and an overall average of 3k. It is still the most challenging hike in Ireland, on a waymarked trail. The trail condition is much as it always was, though now the heather is making a return. This has something to do with the National Park and controlled sheep numbers. Below is a picture taken near Mamarata looking south. weather was ok but not picture taking weather.

looking-south-from-the-oak-tree

looking-south-from-the-oak-tree

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Joe is an author, poet, historian, and guided walks consultant. He lives in Newport, Co. Mayo. Scriptwriter and presenter of “Old Port to Newport”, Joe McDermott is the author of a number of fiction and non-fiction books including Sheegorey (historical fiction), the History of St. Mary’s Hospital, Castlebar, as well as hiking guide books such as The Western Way, The Bangor Trail, and The Foxford Way.

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