As a keen mountain walker it is important for me to education the next generation to appreciate, respect and care for the environment that is around us. One of the slightly easier walks in Northern Ireland’s famous Mourne maintains is the hike up Trassey Track to Hare’s Gap.
The walk starts reasonably gentle up the main Track and along side the meandering Trassey River but things begin to change as you approach the assent to the gap. The last approach to Hare’s Gap offers the greatest challenge with a bit of scrambling up rocks as you approach the Mourne Wall.
The views at the top of Hare’s Gap are breath taking and the sense of achievement for the junior members of the family on reaching the stile are clearly obvious.
Walking boots are recommended as the track is often uneven and it can be marshy in places. Even if you don’t make it all the way to the Mourne Wall the views along the valley are stunning in both directions.
Enjoying this walk in October/November offers the additional bonus of blackberry bushes on the return to Trassey car park.
Destinations are supplied for information only and the information is used at your own risk. Always take proper precautions when out in the Mountains and make sure you are equipped for all weathers. It is wise to let someone know your route before you head out. Photo : Fujifilm X100T. Do you have a favourite photographic location, why not submit your own adventure.
David is a Fujifilm X Photographer based in Northern Ireland. As a regular hillwalker the work on FlixelPix has a landscape photography focus. David is the author of the famous ‘Long Exposure eBook‘ and ‘Shooting Shallow‘ a guide to Depth of Field.