Ireland's border country: walking the line and in love with the landscape

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Since the Brexit referendum, the Irish border has again become a source of tension but on the ground it remains a fascinating wilderness of low mountains and fantastic hiking country

Today I’m hiking from Thur Mountain to the Cavan Burren along lanes and among prehistoric relics. This is north-west Ireland, not far from the sea but far enough for me to call it midlands. My route goes from Co Leitrim into Co Cavan, staying close to the border with Northern Ireland. For so long associated with violence and up against the appeal of the west coast, Ireland’s borderland has been ignored by travellers.
Original languageEnglish
TypeTravel article for the Guardian
Media of outputPress and online
PublisherThe Guardian
Number of pages1
Place of PublicationLondon
Publication statusPublished - 18 Feb 2018


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