Some time ago I realised that I hadn’t really explored the places that are, geographically speaking, on my doorstep.
With that in mind I’ve been making more of an effort to get out and about with my camera to the places nearby that are of interest to me.
For a long time the Dark Hedges has been one of the places on my list of Northern Ireland based locations that I would like to visit with my camera, and having to cancel a photo trip at the last minute gave me the opportunity to go there.
The Dark Hedges are located on a rather�unique stretch of the Bregagh Road near Armoy in County Antrim. The Beech trees are said to be around 300 years old and they now over-arch the lane from either side with branches intertwining overhead to form a wonderful canopy of twisted boughs.
It can be quite touristy at times, I had to wait for the occupants of a coach to finish taking their souvenir photographs and there was a constant stream of cars parking up for the chance to take pictures, but with a little patience I think the waiting paid off.