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Walking Donegal

Feel the wind in your hair and the fresh donegal breeze revitalize you as you ample along amongst the most stunning countryside in the North West. Donegal has many beautiful and safe walks which cater from the gentle stroller to the experience and energetic walker. There are many walks to choose from in Donegal many of which include mountainous treks

Errigal-Donegal's highest mountain at 751 metres.
Mount Errigal is situated in the north-west of Donegal between Dunlewy, Gweedore, Gortahock and Glenveagh. It's a most distinctive and exciting mountain standing at over 752 metres (2,467 ft). Errigal is steep and needs great care, particularly on descent, but the views are really breathtaking on every side. Access to the uppermost peak is via a narrow goat track where the ground falls away sharply on either side. If you have a poor head for heights be content with the lower ridge. The summit ridge offers views over Glenveagh National Park, the Poison Glen, and on a clear day Tory Island, off the north west coast.

Slieve League-Europe's highest sea cliffs.
Located on the coast of County Donegal, Ireland, Slieve League at 601 metres, has Ireland's highest sea cliffs. Less famous than the Cliffs of Moher, in County Clare, Slieve League reaches almost three times higher than Clare's famous attraction.
Slieve League is often photographed from a viewpoint that can be reached by a very narrow road called One Man's Path that departs from Teelin. The final few kilometers of this memorable road is built along a precipice and includes several places where the road turns at the crest of a rise.

The Bluestack Mountains -Beautiful unspoilt countryside.
The Bluestack Mountains are the major mountain range in the south of County Donegal, Ireland. They provide an almost impassable barrier between the south of the county, such as Donegal Town and Ballyshannon, and the towns to the north and west such as Dungloe and Letterkenny. The road between the two parts of the county goes through the Barnesmore Gap.

The Derryveagh Mountains -- Part of the Glenveagh National Park.

The Bluestack Way -Ireland's newest Waymarked Walk
The Bluestack Way is a 65km route through a true wilderness area of County Donegal in the north west of Ireland with great views as it traverses the Bluestack Mountains, a range of low rounded hills. It connects Donegal town with the town of Ardara on the west coast. Along the way the route passes by scenic Lough Eske, and then wends its way across the foothills of the Bluestacks to reach an area called Disert, where there is an ancient mountain graveyard. West of Disert the route goes over rough and remote high moorland terrain between Binbane and Cloghmeen Hill before descending along the Owenroe river to reach a bog road. This is followed across isolated bogland at Meenawannia to reach Glenties. The terrain of the route consists generally of bog roads, open and often wet moorland, and mainly quiet tarmac public roads.

Ramelton Walks
Choose from Carnisk Walk, Bught Road and Swilly Park Walk, Drummonaghan Wood Walk and Town Walk. All walks are approximately 5 km in length and are described here as starting from Gamble’s Square.

 

Walking Donegal

Feel the wind in your hair and the fresh donegal breeze revitalize you as you ample along amongst the most stunning countryside in the North West. Donegal has many beautiful and safe walks which cater from the gentle stroller to the experience and energetic walker. There are many walks to choose from in Donegal many of which include mountainous treks

Errigal-Donegal's highest mountain at 751 metres.
Mount Errigal is situated in the north-west of Donegal between Dunlewy, Gweedore, Gortahock and Glenveagh. It's a most distinctive and exciting mountain standing at over 752 metres (2,467 ft). Errigal is steep and needs great care, particularly on descent, but the views are really breathtaking on every side. Access to the uppermost peak is via a narrow goat track where the ground falls away sharply on either side. If you have a poor head for heights be content with the lower ridge. The summit ridge offers views over Glenveagh National Park, the Poison Glen, and on a clear day Tory Island, off the north west coast.

Slieve League-Europe's highest sea cliffs.
Located on the coast of County Donegal, Ireland, Slieve League at 601 metres, has Ireland's highest sea cliffs. Less famous than the Cliffs of Moher, in County Clare, Slieve League reaches almost three times higher than Clare's famous attraction.
Slieve League is often photographed from a viewpoint that can be reached by a very narrow road called One Man's Path that departs from Teelin. The final few kilometers of this memorable road is built along a precipice and includes several places where the road turns at the crest of a rise.

The Bluestack Mountains -Beautiful unspoilt countryside.
The Bluestack Mountains are the major mountain range in the south of County Donegal, Ireland. They provide an almost impassable barrier between the south of the county, such as Donegal Town and Ballyshannon, and the towns to the north and west such as Dungloe and Letterkenny. The road between the two parts of the county goes through the Barnesmore Gap.

The Derryveagh Mountains -- Part of the Glenveagh National Park.

The Bluestack Way -Ireland's newest Waymarked Walk
The Bluestack Way is a 65km route through a true wilderness area of County Donegal in the north west of Ireland with great views as it traverses the Bluestack Mountains, a range of low rounded hills. It connects Donegal town with the town of Ardara on the west coast. Along the way the route passes by scenic Lough Eske, and then wends its way across the foothills of the Bluestacks to reach an area called Disert, where there is an ancient mountain graveyard. West of Disert the route goes over rough and remote high moorland terrain between Binbane and Cloghmeen Hill before descending along the Owenroe river to reach a bog road. This is followed across isolated bogland at Meenawannia to reach Glenties. The terrain of the route consists generally of bog roads, open and often wet moorland, and mainly quiet tarmac public roads.

Ramelton Walks
Choose from Carnisk Walk, Bught Road and Swilly Park Walk, Drummonaghan Wood Walk and Town Walk. All walks are approximately 5 km in length and are described here as starting from Gamble’s Square.