A long walk from Drumbeg and Giant’s Ring features a number of bridges and churches and even more Autumn berries.
I decided to take the 17-40mm lens for landscape photos and the 50mm at f1.4 for the photos of berries. The f1.4 offers stunning depth of field creating amazing autumnal bokeh.
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The walk starts of in Drumbeg, above is the famous Drumbeg church.
Tangled amongst the berries I discovered a number of barbs. Not very Autumnal but it sits out from the bokeh background.
There are ten nodes along the Lagan Corridor, we walked from node 2 back to node 1, it is about four miles but felt like forty.
There is much architectural heritage in the locality including the Lagan Navigation, three country houses: Wilmont (in Dixon Park), Ballydrain (Malone Golf Club) and Drum House (the Garden Centre at Drum Bridge) as well as St Patrick’s Church and lychgate.
Drumbeg Area of Townscape Character encompasses the area around Drum Bridge, Drum House, the parish church and a limited part of the Ballyskeagh and Drumbeg roads.
The Formal Node at Edenderry is located alongside the river and canal. The village forms the gateway into Lisburn’s Lagan Corridor and marks the boundary between Belfast and Lisburn.
Edenderry Village has retained its unique and special character as a late Victorian mill village. .
The new developments in the village are sympathetic in scale and design to the traditional building styles and fit comfortably into the footprint of the village.
The Lagan walk is exceptionally well maintained and is part of the larger Lagan Valley Regional Park. The LVRP was established in 1967 with the aim of protecting the local countryside and its wildlife, and developing an area for informal recreation.
The park covers 4000 acres (1600ha) and extends for 11 miles (17.6 km) along both sides of the Lagan between Belfast (Stranmillis) and Lisburn (Union Locks).
It is a mosaic of countryside, urban parks, heritage sites, nature reserves and riverside trails.
It is a stunning and busy walk for families, cyclists and runners. Certainly from Drumbeg to Edenmore the views are striking.
The following photograph is of Drum bridge just beside the church. The Node area immediately around Drum Bridge has a special quality and tranquillity that makes it stand out as an important location along Lisburn’s Lagan Corridor.
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