Hiking in Ireland is always a great experience, even more when the rain gives us a break. Last year I’ve been with some friends to one of the most northern points in Ireland. Located in County Donegal, Horn Head is a beautiful peninsula that forms part of Sheephaven Bay. Its cliffs rise straight out of the water to a height of about 600 ft/180 m.
The best view of the cliffs, sea-stacks and caves is from the water, but the cliff road is vertiginous enough in places to give you a good look down the sheer sides. We walked for around 4 hours and the views were amazing, until we got lost and it all became a bit of adventure. Our mobile phones had no signal, battery was running low and the sun had already set, so we had to be quick to find our way back before the night comes, as we had no camping equipment at all.
Luckily we managed to hike to a higher spot where we finally got data signal in our mobiles and it didn’t take so long until we could find our way back using the phone’s GPS. Such a relief :-)
by Felipe Pitta
Great photo Felipe! It was definitely worth the effort :-)