WALKING, HIKING, GOLFING & MORE
Pull on a pair of walking shoes or hiking boots, point yourself in any direction you like and feel the wilderness speak to you. The walking experience in County Donegal is second to none. West Donegal is perfect for Coastal walks, Island Loops, looped trails and of course the iconic Errigal Mountain. We can supply hearty breakfasts to set you on your way and a packed lunches to sustain you until you return where a warm welcome by the fire awaits. Visit our partners at Trek & Paddle for more detailed information.
Errigal Mountain (Hiking or Walking)
With its dramatic shape and pointed summit, Errigal Mountain is a sight to behold. The tallest and steepest of Donegal’s Seven Sisters range, Errigal soars up to an impressive 2,464 ft and can be seen for miles around. A day spent conquering Mount Errigal is up there with the best things to do in Donegal. As one of the most iconic Irish mountains, Errigal is unsurprisingly popular with hikers and there are a number of different routes to take. And while it’s not a simple walk, the views from the summit are breath-taking. You’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the Derryveagh Mountains, the sweeping Donegal countryside and, on a clear day, vistas all the way to the coast. Famous for its changing shape depending on where you view it from, it means every hike will look like a new challenge if you start from different spots. Also, thanks to its quartzite composition, it takes on a striking pink hue when the sun starts to set.
Find out more about Hiking Errigal here www.alltrails.com/trail/ireland/county-donegal/errigal
The Northwest Coast of Ireland, Donegal, is one of the undiscovered gems of Ireland. It possesses some of the most spectacular, unique, and unspoilt scenery in the country, and is a veritable paradise for hill walkers. Walking guide with all types of walks catered for.
www.walkingdonegal.net | +353 (0) 74 9165443
Glenveagh National Park
The 16,000 hectares of Glenveagh includes most of the Derryveagh Mountains, the Poisoned Glen and part of Errigal Mountain and is a beautiful place to walk the hills and follow trails. The park extends over a large area of north Donegal and you have free access to roam from all points. Glenveagh is the largest National Park in the country & home to a rich, diverse & wholly unspoiled landscape. This landscape is comprised of Natural Woodlands, Mountains, Rivers, Lakes & Glens. The park is also home to a herd of Red Deer as well as the Golden Eagle re-introduction project whose aim it is to reintroduce a breeding population of golden eagles in north-west Ireland.
A Rock Climbing guide to the mainland, mountains and islands of Gweedore, County Donegal.
www.uniqueascent.ie | +353 (0) 833687749
Gweedore Golf Club
Gweedore Golf Club is a jewel in the middle of the Donegal Gaeltacht. From the scratch golfer to the beginner, you are always guaranteed to be given a Ceád Míle Fáilte. After many years of effort and enthusiasm the course now comprises of 14 distinct holes and the club is determined to achieve its aim of having an 18-hole course for its loyal male and female members.
www.gweedoregolfclub.com | +353 (0)74 9531140
Cruit Island Golf Club
100,000 welcomes awaits you at Cruit Island Golf Club. Set on the edge of the wild and rugged Atlantic Ocean, next stop America, you will savour unrestricted panoramic views that will take your breath away. A true natural 9-hole links course, golf at its best, par 68, where every shot must be methodically thought out. With a par 3 that measures only 137m, what club will it be today? A short flick of a wedge? A fully struck wood? You decide!
www.cruitislandgolfclub.com | +353 (0)74 9543296