The Dark Hedges… a spooky scene from Ireland


In about six weeks Sam and I will be hopping on a plane to begin our journey back home to Ireland. Needless to say, both of us are very excited to spend time there exploring what we expect to be some familiar, and some not so familiar, places.

The image above is of a unique stretch of the Bregagh Road near Armoy in County Antrim that has been re-named locally as The Dark Hedges. As you can see, over the past 300 years or so the Beech trees guarding the lane have reached up and across to each other, becoming heavily intertwined to create a remarkable sight. I have previously shared color images of this place, but in this case I processed the image as a black and white, hoping to accentuate the strange and twisted shapes of the tree branches.

Perhaps this time around we might squeeze another visit to this wonderfully spooky place into our itinerary… wouldn’t it be cool to see this scene with heavy, low lying fog on the ground?

If interested in purchasing prints from this location, visit my online gallery at:


4 thoughts on “The Dark Hedges… a spooky scene from Ireland

    • David Patterson


      Thanks for the kind words. Please feel free to post my photographs of the trees on the site you mentioned.


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