Tuesday, 1 June 2010
A Walk in the Sperrin Mountains
The weather was great for a walk yesterday - light breeze and some sunshine....Lough Fea is an important resevoir in the Sperrin Mountains and it is a beautiful area. It is about 10 minutes drive from Cookstown where we live....a path has been created around it and it is a popular place to walk. The walk is about 4 km long and there are all sorts of little twists and turns on it to add interest. It also has a weather station there and if you live in the U.K. you will often hear the name 'Lough Fea' mentioned and it's lowish temperatures in the wintertime. Our Grandchildren love to go there and throw stones into the water...there is a small play area and a picnic area too. When we were younger we used to cut turf (peat) around this lake and we used to spend a whole day there bringing our food with us and how good that food and tea tasted after working hard in the fresh air. Nowadays very little turf is cut to protect the bogland. We noticed yesterday that we couldn't hear any larks as they were an almost permanent feature when we were there years ago. It is a very peaceful place and one feels absolutely renewed and refreshed after a walk there. These photos were taken last Autumn.