The Wild Atlantic Way – The River Walk Dungloe
“Walking is a man’s best medicine.”
Watching the Daisies Virtual Walking Festival
I feel blessed to live in Donegal, an area of outstanding natural beauty on The Wild Atlantic Way. http://www.wildatlanticway.com
“Watching the Daisies Virtual Walking Festival” will run 10 to 20 April, to inspire others to put on their walking boots, and enjoy the mighty outdoors.
The River Walk
The River Walk is located in the town of Dungloe, a few miles from my home. It has been developed to provide two walking routes alongside a lake, a river, and some outstanding scenery. I have been enjoying a group walk, organised by The Rosses Community Project, on Wednesday mornings during the month of July.
Both routes cross a bridge over the river:
The longer route takes us around the lake:
We pass peat drying in bundles, and bog cotton in abundance:
The river flows peacefully onwards:
Fuschia, heather and wild flowers smile back at us as we walk.
The group stops off for a welcome cup of tea and a chat. The weather has been warm and dry and the walk has attracted a good turnout.
Last week, I headed back alone and discovered there are faeries living quietly among the trees:
I spotted more fairy doorways with a rope ladder and a washing line:
I am incredibly thankful to have joined the group on these magical walks.
Brigid P. Gallagher is a retired natural medicines therapist, passionate organic gardener and author of “Watching the Daisies- Life lessons on the Importance of Slow,” a holistic memoir dedicated to the art of mindfulness and healing from debilitating illness.
She lives in Donegal, Ireland – an area of outstanding natural beauty.