Day 6 Killavullen to Bweeng
Time: 5 hours, 52 minutes including lunch break and coffee stops
We started this section of the walk where we left off the last day when we walked from Ballyhooly to Killavullen. That meant we started walking from Glenagear Woods (Coordinates: 52.1186275,-8.5273093) just outside Killavullen as I’d gauged that as being the nearest, safest place to Killavullen to park a car that wouldn’t take us off the trail.
We left one car at the end point in Bweeng. Not knowing the area too well, we parked the car outside a church which was about a kilometre off the route. Then we drove back to Glenagear Woods to start hiking.
Road, Road, and More Road
There’s a lotta lotta road on this section of the Blackwater Way/Avondhu Way. But, still lots of pretty things to see, like the gateway below adorned with clusters of poached egg flowers.
This part of the trail below was very muddy and we were glad we’d worn boots, despite the fact that runners would have been more comfortable on the road parts.
More road…..We found ourselves having to cross the N20 at one stage – a really fast paced road. I felt like the frog in that game ‘Frogger’ where he has to cross the busy road without being squished.
Once on the other side of the Frogger road, we found ourselves on a little laneway where someone had been carrying out a bit of maintenance by strimming the grass.
We approached Temple Michael Church, an old Church of Ireland church, in Ballynamona, and decided to have amble around the church grounds and take a few photos.
The church was probably the most interesting aspect of the walk from Killavullen to Bweeng as there was SO MUCH road. There was this ruin en-route too, but it was on private farmland and blocked off and we couldn’t access it.
I think this was one section that we were glad to be finished. The extra kilometre to the church seemed to take forever and I’d advise other walkers to park up at the pub opposite the shop. We parked there when we returned to Bweeng two weeks later to walk to the Boggeragh wind farm. But that’s in the next post I’ll put up.