Up to Down (and Antrim)

At the end of June, we took a week off to go camping up at Castle Ward in Co. Down. Actually it was more like ‘Glamping’, as we stayed in a wooden camping pod, which compared to a tent is the height of luxury! Highlights of the week including climbing Slieve Donard, visiting the Giant’s Causeway and the traversing the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. Below are some of the many photos we came back with…


Slieve Donard – looking back towards Newcastle, Co. Down.


On the way down…


A beautiful Beach tree avenue, popularly known as “The Dark Hedges”, Stranocum, Co. Antrim.


Ballintoy, Co. Antrim


An Inquisitive local…


Giant’s Causeway panorama, including the “Chimney Stacks”.


Castle Ward, Co. Down.

(All Photos taken using a Nikon D7000 and 18-55mm lens.)

7 Comments to “Up to Down (and Antrim)”

  1. Lovely; looks like a wonderful trip. :)

  2. Very nice pics daniel. I love the stone wall. We have a few of those left in South Australia constructed by some of our earlier settlers.The beech tree avenue looks similar to some we have on Kangaroo Island but ours are usually various eaucalypts .

    • Thanks Geoff – that’s interesting to imagine stone walls in what would be a very different climate down under – and Kangaroo Island sounds like a great place.

  3. Daniel – I always love your photos. I would like to get permission to use that stone wall pic on my blog. Every Saturday I post an original haiku with a photo from nature. Your photo inspired this haiku :

    a barren stone wall
    divides a high windy plain
    toil and precision

    With your permission, I would like to post your photo with that haiku on my blog

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