Walking in the Mountains, Snow in Ireland March 2022

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Walking in the Snow, Ireland March 2022 Walking in the Snow, Ireland March 2022

With the temperature warming fast and rain forecast, I took the opportunity to walk into the mountains to photograph the snowy landscape.

On the steep road up into the mountains I met a woman, man and their dog, they told me of a long-abandoned village in the mountains; we chatted for a few minutes before I was on my way again walking up that steep, narrow road covered in snow.

Steep Road into the Mountains
Steep Road into the Mountains

Ascending the steep incline to the high ridge, I was almost floored by a strong and constant westerly wind that brought clouds and clear spells minute by minute.

Taking shelter for a short time to have my packed lunch and a good thirst-quenching drink, I photographed the snowy scenes in front of me.

In the distance, in the valley and plains below, the countryside was green with only a few spots of snow in the landscape.

Even with the strong wind, it was relatively warm and I could see that a thaw was well underway.

I was glad to have the right clothing and footwear and indeed my Covid facemask helped to keep breathed-air warm (good for asthmatics) and to protect my face from the wind and reflected light.

On I walked and photographed, enjoying the blue sky and white mountain landscape all the way up to another highpoint where, on my climb, I passed a mountain runner and then on my descent a walker who was enjoying the unusual sights of the snowy countryside.

Snowy Mountain Ridge, Ireland
Snowy Mountain Ridge, Ireland

On my return much of the snow, from just a few hours before, was melting and had turned the path into a stream, with decent flow I might add.

All in all, about four hours in the mountains with plenty of that dedicated to photography.

Join me, to photograph in snow or sunshine, throughout the year.

Footsteps in the Snow, Ireland March 2022
Footsteps in the Snow, Ireland March 2022
Last modified on Sunday, 13 March 2022 01:15
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.


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