Saturday hill walk, Maulin Co. Wicklow

Saturday’s has become my “hill walking” day and after a week in the office, it feels really good getting out and about on the hills. It is a great catalyst to get out in nature, and take in all the beauty that is out there. We are approaching a very nice time of the year, Spring is lurking out there, but at the moment the “bad” and cold weather we’ve had have sort of kept spring from arriving properly. But, I’d say in a couple of weeks the weather will be much warmer and we will be able to enjoy sitting out in the sun again.

Me myself, am a sun lover and my best moment is an early morning, bringing my newly brewed strong coffee out in our garden and just sit out there taking in the scent of everything, listening to the birds chirping away in the trees and bushes, hearing the traffic humming in the distance. I love getting out early before life around us gets busy, before the neighbours wake up and starting their day. There is also a different scent outdoors at this time of year, not sure about you, but I certainly smell it.

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Last Saturday started out pretty good, with some sunny spells and patches of blue skies as you can see in the above photo. Moments like these are rare here in Ireland, but they do exist and when this happens you simply catch the moment and just enjoy it. I certainly do and that’s where my hill walks comes in handy. It does not matter if it is a sunny, rainy or extremely windy day, I still love it and see the beauty of the surrounding nature.

Anyway we started our walk by meeting at the Crone Forest car park and from here we will have a zig-saggy track, and for the fun of it we are throwing in a few lung busters as well. This time we have a few relatively new hill walkers with us, quite a large group actually, the more the merrier. I started out my hill walking here in Ireland with http://mikeshikes.ie and now I am helping out at the walks guiding and keeping the group together etc. I have always been an outdoorsy person and it comes easy to me.

Here we are starting to get up on the heights a little bit, climbing up towards the summit. And as you can see the clouds are closing up on us, and the mist were coming in behind us. It’s funny though, every time I have been up this summit [Maulin] it has always been misty, and poor visibility of the surrounding area. This summit is not so bad because there are paths to follow, a bit rocky but it’s fairly easy to find your way down on the other side. We did not stay too long up there because it was very windy and cold up there, and once we got down a bit it got warmer and less windy. We had the wind in our backs. But I quite enjoy this route.

This coming Saturday I am heading out on another adventure, longer walks and also a night walk so that should be interesting and fun. but I will write about it in another post.

Wishing all a great weekend and be safe out there!

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11 thoughts on “Saturday hill walk, Maulin Co. Wicklow

  1. Hi Eva, Great place to take a long walk… GORGEOUS…. After being sick with a respiratory problem for about a month —I am SO ready to get back out and do some walking… We like walking early in the morning also….

    Enjoy being out in nature.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  2. Dearest Eva,
    One can tell that you do this with love and enthusiasm and one certainly can look forward to being in nature!
    I’m behind in visits as I’ve accomplished my 2nd crocheted Fleur de Lys curtain and on Thursday after some 50 hours of work, it was hanging! Good feeling.
    Yesterday I’ve sung in our choir the Irish Blessing for our St. Patrick’s Day luncheon of the Joint Civic Clubs. Feeling happy. That is behind us and now practicing for the theatre performance on May 6 and 7. Pieter and I did make a short bike trip yesterday but it was windy. We had very warm weather and than again frost on Wednesday till -4°C. Tuesday back to warm, sunny and 30°C.
    Looking forward to being more outdoors.
    Hugs and happy weekend to you.
    Mariette

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    • Hi Mariette, Thank you for visiting. I am just back from a visit to Sweden visiting my son and his family. We had a great time, it was only over the weekend but I will be back soon again. It sounds really nice that you do the choir singing. It seems like you are fairly busy as well 🙂 I just love being outdoors as you could imagine, it’s like the Mountains are calling and I must go!

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