It is on the Ladies Brae scenic drive that travels from the N59 near Aughris, that many people go to for the beaches, and then take this scenic drive through the Ox Mountains where there is a forked road choice to go in the direction of Tobercurry or Ballymote.
Much of the landscape of Ladies Brae does still look like this ...
There is one prime stopping place with parking for a few cars and several picnic tables. The sun was behind the mountains, being late evening, when I was here so my photos are not great.
I am not sure yet if it is a good spot for Bards In The Woods. Possibly too isolated, and where are the trees?
The good news is that new planting in the clear felled areas is going to be of mixed species native trees to slowly develop this Ladies Brae route into a very spectacular tourism route. Of course, that is many years away, waiting for the new trees to grow.
Well after 8 pm now, it was time for me to go home, which is not far taking the country route direct to Temple House, turn left into Ballymote and then 10km home from there.
One the way spotted rail remains of the old and now disputed Collooney to Athenry railway line that used to carry trains going from Sligo to Galway, Limerick and Cork.
Another group are campaigning to have the route opened as a hiking and bicycling greenway. I think that's an excellent idea. It would also add interesting access to this Ladies Brae Area.
... but for Bards In The Woods here, I will have to think on that. What do you think?