The start of the new year is a time for renewal, new commitments and getting the most of the amazing part of the country in which we live. It is often said there is no such thing as bad weather just bad clothing! You just need to wear the right stuff whether it walking, cycling or heading to the hills. The start of the new year saw us at home in Oughterard with all of Connemara at our doorstep. We did out local walks and headed to the old bog in the Roundstone bog for a cycle – who would expect to find a hawthorn tree with baubles and Christmas lights in the middle of nowhere! Of course a walk on the new Greenway near Ballynahinch is a must.