Northern Ireland's Dark Hedges - A Leafily Scenic Avenue

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Northern Ireland's most photographed road, the Dark Hedges on Bregagh Road known to many Game of Thrones fans around the world as the King's Road needs little introduction.

It is a scenic, leafy avenue of beech trees close to the UNESCO World Heritage Site The Giant's Causeway.

It is also a place that I enjoy photographing in, even with the challenges of overtourism that have blighted this leafily scenic route to the coast.

A former laneway for the big house close by, the avenue was planted a few centuries ago now and unfortunately the trees are at the end of their natural lifespan, each winter storm brings more branches and, often, trees crashing to the ground.

Once they're gone, they're gone. Unless you have a century or so for replacement trees to grow to height and the branches to twist and intertwine like those of the famous Dark Hedges.

See more from my previous visits to the Dark Hedges here and here.

It's a beautiful place, don't you think?

Last modified on Monday, 06 March 2023 16:28
Darren McLoughlin

Irishman and International travel photographer in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

Contributor to New York Times / Sunday Times / Irish Times / Echtra Echtra and Eonmusic

Cancer survivor.

Ask me about travel in Ireland or about photography in Ireland.

1 comment

  • Comment Link Thomas Deussen Saturday, 09 March 2019 03:44 posted by Thomas Deussen

    You need to move to mewe

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