J4772 : Spring, Killynether Wood, Newtownards (May 2015)

taken 6 years ago, 3 km from Comber, Northern Ireland

Spring, Killynether Wood, Newtownards (May 2015)
Spring, Killynether Wood, Newtownards (May 2015)
Lush spring green on display as the new leaves open at the entrance to Killynether Wood.
Killynether Wood, Newtownards


Killynether Wood forms part of the Scrabo Country Park, on high ground to the southwest of Newtownards. The area was once a quarry but the passage of time has hidden much of the disused quarry under trees. The views to Strangford Lough and across part of the Co Down drumlin belt are worthwhile (especially on a bright day). Much of the wood is on a steep to very steep hillside and is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with walking difficulties.

The wood includes a walled garden once part of the grounds of Killynether House. The house was designed, by local architect Henry Chappell, for the Marquis of Londonderry’s and extended and re-modelled in the early 1870’s. Following government use during World War II it passed to the National Trust and, after a period as a youth hostel, was demolished (with some regret) due its unsound condition.

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Date Taken
Monday, 11 May, 2015   (more nearby)
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Monday, 11 May, 2015
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Woodland, Forest  Air, Sky, Weather 
Place (from Tags)
Newtownards 
Season (from Tags)
Spring 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 475 722 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:34.6035N 5:43.1438W
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Irish: geotagged! J 475 722
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Killynether (Townland)  Wood  Country Park  Leaves 

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