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Monday, 5 March 2012

Rae's Woods

Rae's Wood is a nature reserve/woodland which spans about 2.5 miles along the shores of Lough Neagh in Antrim. The walk itself is very interesting indeed. There is a narrow, winding path which leads one along the woodland walkway, all the while the shores of the lough stretch right up, often covering the grass when the tide is in. The woodland is a great place to do some nature spotting, and on a clear day you can see right across the Lough to Co. Londonderry. Sadly, not everyone is a fan of nature, and the place is reknown for its litter, which is sad because we all know how detrimental that can be to the animals. The swans from the Lough nest in the shallow sections of Rae's Wood, and debris of small boats and other interesting artifacts have washed ashore. The walkway eventually leads up to the Dublin Road, stopping right across the road from the lane that leads to Greenmount. It is a lovely walk, especially in the nicer weather because this time of year it is quite muddy and the breeze off the Lough is very chilly!

We took those photographs back in December, and we can't wait to explore Rae's Woods when the sunnier climate is upon us! Lola loved it, too.

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