Monday, 13 January 2014
Can you really see the Irish Coast?
It is approximately 50 miles from the Uwchmynydd headland to the nearest point on the Irish coast. It is a further 20 to the highest point in the Wicklow hills. Many visitors to the headland at Uwchmynydd - "the Land's End of North Wales" cannot see the Irish coast because of haze, but on a clear day it is obvious. Also, at sunset in summer, when the sun sets behind the Wicklow Hills, then it is very clear. In winter the sun seems to set over Bardsey Island. But it can sometimes light up the Wicklow hills and it did so yesterday. An excellent walk on the Uwchmynydd headland can be seen at http://wmaps.ynotdigital.co.uk/maps/1/. If you catch sight of the Irish coast, please send us a photograph.