Hiking, Biking & Treking
Donegal and the Northwest region offer the walking or cycling enthusiast the opportunity to discover one of the few remaining unspoiled landscapes in Europe.
By following way-marked (signposted) routes or simply your instinct, the visitor can explore a region that is truly breathtaking in its beauty and splendour.
Batts Walk Rathmullan
This is a beautiful walk along the shores of the beach with some very picturesque views and smooth terrain throughout. Be sure the look out for the famous wishing well and the famous rope swing on your way! As legend goes you may also be likely to encounter a ghost or two if you walk the walks at night time.
The Milford Sli na Slainte (path to health)
The Milford Sli na Slainte is 3.7km in length and starts at the Diamond, at the top of the town. To follow the route, continue downhill along the main street, crossing the bridge over Maggie’s Burn. Continue onto the Ramelton road and then turn left onto the Fanad by-pass road. Continue for well over 1.5 km to the ‘Lough Road’ junction (recognised by the white stone edging). Turn left again, and then immediately right, onto Coopers Road. This will take you back towards to your starting point in the town centre. (Suitable as a daytime route only and can be walked in both directions).
Glenveagh National Park, Glenveagh, Churchill, Letterkenny,
T: + 353 74 91 37090 Ext: 3609, Web: www.glenveaghnationalpark.ie
Glenveagh with its 16,986 hectares is a walkers paradise. Ranger led walks take place throughout the year. A glimpse of red deer or the elusive golden eagle is not guaranteed but you could be lucky.
Ards Forest Park, Creeslough.
T: +353 74 9121139
Ards Forest Park is probably the most beautiful and certainly the most varied of Ireland's forest parks. It is 480 hectares in extent and contains a large diversity of plant and wildlife forms. Sandy beaches, rivers, viewing points, nature walks, picnic and play areas. Hours can be spent here in complete relaxation, be it on the many nature walks or on its golden beaches. It is a place for everyone to get away for a while. Ards Forest Park has many features of historical and archaeological interest. The remains of four ring forts are to be seen in the park as well as a number of megalithic tombs. On the same walk there is a Mass Rock where mass was celebrated in defiance of the penal laws. There are numerous viewing points on the walks and trails with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside
Grassroutes (Bike Hire)
For more details contact
Ireland By Bike, Teelin Rd, Carrick, Co Donegal.
Contact: Seamus Gallagher, T: +353 87 211 8638, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.irelandbybike.com
Come to the North West of Ireland, where warm hospitality, a relaxed pace of life, stunning landscapes and vibrant Gaelic culture await. Ireland by Bike offers guided and self-guided tours throughout the region. Our tours are tailored to suit the needs of cyclists of all abilities. We will also gladly customise any of our tours to suit your needs. We are locally based, and use our intimate knowledge of the area to bring you the best tours possible. All our routes have been carefully selected, our tours follow mostly quiet back roads with little or no traffic, while still giving you a unique insight into the landscape, people and culture.