Due to the present icy and snowy conditions, the Lough Navar Scenic Drive is presently closed
At this time of year, weather conditions can change and deteriorate rapidly and that is without factoring in the decrease in temperature when we climb to higher elevations. So if you do decide to venture out and about to explore other areas of the Geopark, here are a few pointers to think about:
Winter brings shorter days and rapidly changing weather. Plan your day out and always tell someone where you are going and when you expect to return. Be sure to bring your mobile phone.
Good waterproofs and layers are essential.
Good boots are essential.
Plan your route so you finish with daylight to spare. Winter brings shorter days and be aware if there is an alternative shorter route if needs be.
Wind, rain, low cloud, snow, or ice can all be experienced in winter and sometimes all in the one day. Remember temperatures decrease and wind speed increases as you move uphill. Make sure to check the weather forecast regularly.
Be sure to bring enough snacks, drinks and warm drinks for the duration of your walk.