Sunday, August 7, 2011

Wicklow Way Day 6 Moyle to Stranakelly/Shillelagh

Day 6: Distance 21km ascent 500m. Trail small mostly forestry tracks and Drovers road (unpaved) with road walking at the end of the day.
Green tunnel down towards the Derry River nr Tinahely.

Nice days walking especially across shoulder of Ballincumber south on an old drovers road. The thought of a drink in The Dying Cow drove us on to Stranakelly crossroads only to find the pub closed! However we found there is a welcome porch with seating and the toilet is also left open. Plus friendly dogs. So we had a late picnic lunch there before pressing on to our accommodation at Lugnaquilla view B&B. Anne and her husband are most welcoming and they provided us with ridiculous amounts of food and drink as we watched the Eurovision song contest (actually perfect mindless watching for the knackered walker). In addition Anne stokes up the roaring fire in the sitting room like a very demon-so no matter how cold and wet you are you'll dry out pretty quickly! Clean comfy welcoming and great value for money. I think they also allow camping in their large back garden and its a very handy stop off point the only other alternative is going about 3km off route to Shillelagh.

1 comment:

  1. This is an absolutely beautiful photograph! Thanks for sharing it.