J4772 : Dead tree, Killynether, Newtownards (October 2015)

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

Dead tree, Killynether, Newtownards (October 2015)
Dead tree, Killynether, Newtownards (October 2015)
The remains of a dead tree in Killynether Wood. Although dead itís host to ferns (top), a coating of ivy and two species of fungi J4772 : Fungus, Killynether, Newtownards (October 2015).
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 Londonderryís and extended and re-modelled in the early 1870ís. 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)
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Saturday, 31 October, 2015
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  Woodland, Forest 
Place (from Tags)
Newtownards 
Primary Subject of Photo
Tree 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 474 721 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:34.5614N 5:43.2018W
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Irish: geotagged! J 474 721
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Killynether (Townland)  Wood  Country Park  Dead Tree  Ferns  Ivy  Fungi 

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