• Price: from €50 /person
• Walk accessible by public transport from Dublin City Centre
• Length of walk: approx. 4 hours (moderate)
• Walk included in the walking tours departing from Dublin
As we leave the forest, we can see ahead of us on the moorland a few rocks rising above the moorland. They are known locally as Raven’s Rock. From there, we discover sweeping views over the moorland, the mountains and the outline of the coast in the distance. Down below, we can see lush valleys and the dark patches of the forests.
The moorland stretches far and wide on the high plateaux of the mountains. It is home to many birds often nesting on the ground beneath the grasses and shrubs. This is also home to heather and gorse bushes. When in bloom, the moorland turns purple with yellow patches from the gorse flowers.
With a bit of luck we may see ravens soaring over Raven’s Rock and the moorland or playing in the wind. Thanks to their large wing span, they glide effortlessly with hardly any wing flapping. As the air rushes through their feathers, we may hear a creaking sound, like rustling silk. The ravens are masters of the wide open space of the moorland and a familiar presence in the mountains.