Lough Mask is around 8,500 hectares in area, that’s about 83km² or 10 miles long by 4 miles wide depending on how you like your sizings.
It is the sixth largest lake in the country and with a maximum depth of 58 m it is one of the deepest.
Its shoreline is limestone pavement, great sheets of pocked, swiss cheese slabs stuffed with fossils, it’s deep fissures sheltering ferns and wildflowers.
There are volcanic flow rocks and large sandstone and limestone boulders carried and dropped off by rivers of ice; glacial erratics (stony-faced oddbods)
This is my favourite rock:

 

My Favourite Rock on the Lough Mask shoreline | 2018 | Blog PHOTOS | Media: | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments (2)

2 Responses to “My Favourite Rock on the Lough Mask shoreline”

  1. Cassandra says:

    It really is a fascinating area and your summery is a great read.

Leave a Reply

Your e-mail address will not be published. Required fields are marked *