J4772 : Split tree branch, Killynether Wood

taken 13 years ago, 3 km from Comber, Northern Ireland

Split tree branch, Killynether Wood
Split tree branch, Killynether Wood
This branch has split into (at least) seven sections. This might be a common phenomenon but I donít remember seeing it before.
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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J4772, 186 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Thursday, 3 April, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 3 April, 2008
Category
Tree   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 472 722 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:34.6250N 5:43.4302W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 472 722
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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