Hawthorn blossom just coming out here, so an excuse for another view along the coastline of Lough Gill.
Actually hardly anybody turned up to this forest at all. Just a few dog walkers.
I am sadly discovering this with Public Forests I have visited this year. Hardly anybody has been interested in spending time in them, and the weather has generally been good.
Many people tell me its transport problems, but its within easy cycling distance
of Sligo, car pooling should be easy and some sharing taxi fare is only €8 shared each way.
More time pondering the view ...
Some people play here. I used to make little dens like this as a child :-)
... oh dear, no I didn't
Back to the crossroads and took the fourth path, ever been on this, and it had nice views too.
A lane of old snarly oaks, and one here has a harp growing on it.
I met the man who started this. I met him around 6 years ago well after it had folded up. He firmly believed DVDs were going to be a short lived craze and that nothing was going to bring down his tape company, so he never kept up with the times.
That man now imports and distributes dog food.
This building could be made into an incredible film studio and audio studio combined and Hazelwood House has wonderful film set potential too.
I was so glad to find a path to escape from here though
It was not bad and I was soon onto a big path back to the car park.
At the car park, people were actually arriving !!!
So I left them to the midges being very satisfied with my own adventures.
Would have loved to have shared them with a Bard or two ... but I am sure we would not have explored at much.
I hope this forest is not left too much. It would be a pity to lose it, but the initiative of the seats and paths seems to indicate this is here for a while.
Hazelwood is very, relaxing, a true Bathing In The Fae's Breath forest.