Crough [crew] Wood is a strip of wooded area on both sides of the River Mahon cascading down the lower slopes of the Comeragh Mountains on its way to the Ocean. It is a tranquil place with a slightly haunted atmosphere. The walking path is comfortable, wide and smooth. For the more adventurous walkers ( and photographers) there is a wilder version of the path lower on the river bank. It is from where all the water pictures for this blog were taken.
Sound of the tumbling waters could be mistaken for voices in the dark.
I found a few videos on Youtube, but this was the only one with the nature sounds.
The river bed looks differently depending on the weather.
When there is no rain, the grey rocks look like crushed bones.
We get back on the main path. These witches add to the atmosphere.
It is one hour before the sunset…
Some parts of the path are dark even in the day time.
Mysterious fog began to form…
We return to the laminated message, right where our adventure had started last Halloween.
Thank you for completing the full Crotty’s circle:) You can read more about River Mahon in my Magic Road blog post.
By the way, you can walk past the tree and the message and continue to the waterfall, or return to the car park, drive back to the Mahon Bridge and get yourself a hot chocolate and fresh scone with toppings in Crough Coffee – when it opens again…
Have a wonderful week!