On an epic road trip this week we started out at 2am on Wednesday morning and returned home 21 hours later at 11pm. We travelled to The Kingdom [Co Kerry] and photographed as many landscapes as possible. The end of the trip was on Slea Head for the sunset. I took this image from the school house from the film set of Ryan’s Daughter, overlooking the Blasket Islands and The Sleeping Giant or An Fear Marbh. A fitting conclusion to an epic journey.
If summer is a time to be by the beach then Autumn sends us to the woods. Is there a sound more satisfying than the crunch of bronze leaves underfoot? Here are six of our favourite Autumn walks worth checking out before the leaves all fall and turn to mush. Each walk is short and easy, and accessible for buggies.
Ballycross Apple Farm, Co. Wexford
It’s a family tradition now, every October we go down to the pumpkin patch in Ballycross, eat some waffles and kick some leaves. With the Halloween rush over it should be getting a bit quieter. Don’t leave without apples and apple juice. Entry: Adults€3.50; Children €2.50
Avondale House and Forest Park, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow
We always make a point of going to Avondale in the early autumn as the leaves are turning, the show of colour is magnificent and we can soak it…
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