J4772 : Old quarry, Killynether, Newtownards (October 2015)

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

Old quarry, Killynether, Newtownards (October 2015)
Old quarry, Killynether, Newtownards (October 2015)
See J4772 : Old quarry, Killynether, Newtownards (September 2012). Close to the face of the old quarry. After many years of disuse and tree growth it has acquired a green patina and a coating of moss. The overall green hue is entirely natural and not a trick of the light.
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
Saturday, 31 October, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 31 October, 2015
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Derelict, Disused  Woodland, Forest 
Place (from Tags)
Newtownards 
Former (from Tags)
Quarry 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 474 722 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:34.5939N 5:43.2093W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 474 722
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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Killynether (Townland)  Wood  Country Park  Moss  Patina 

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