Killynether

Killynether Country Park is situated outside Newtownards, on the slopes of Scrabo.  We walked through the wood on a sunny evening in May, just around an hour before sunset, looking for the strong low sunlight making paths through the leaves.

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You can easily see what the Strabo Country Park, and Killynether Wood was recently chosen as a location for the filming of Game of Thrones.  Some of the trees are very old, and carrying strange funghi..

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We weren’t alone either.  Lots of people were walking in the woods, and a group of runners were exercising on one of the grassy slopes.

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Outside the wood, the area between Newtownards and Comber has arable land, and is the home of the famous Comber potatoes.  The fields are ploughed and already sprouting crops.

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And just because a lot of the land is arable, that doesnt mean that there’s no livestock!  Here’s sheep grazing in the shodow of Scrabo Tower…

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