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Walking & Hillclimbing in Sligo

Walking & Hillclimbing in Sligo and Surrounding Areas

There is a plethora of walking paths to choose from, from short 20 minute walks to long ambles in the countryside to the more adventurous hill climbing expeditions. Located right beside Rowanville Lodge there is a lovely, quiet 30 minute, country-lane walk with beautiful views of Donegal bay and the Atlantic coast. This path leads down towards the rocky shore of the back-strand of Streedagh Beach.

Other recommended walking routes include:

  • Streedagh Strand, a golden beach haven stretching as far as Tír Rock with magnificent views and rolling waves. An extremely refreshing walk.
  • The Head Peninsula of Mullaghmore, a circuit road where you can watch the waves crash against the rocks and cliffs. Classiebawn Castle (privately owned) stands formidably perched near the cliffs edge. Bring the camera to capture this idyllic setting.
  • Lisadell Woods, park beside the beach and follow the path through the woodlands catching glimpses of the bay through the trees.

Surrounded by the Dartry Range , there are ample choices for hill climbing. We can advise you of the best routes to choose to get up close and personal with Benbulben without trespassing on farmer’s land. It is advisable to set aside a day for such excursions. A packed lunch can be prepared for you. A close eye should be kept on weather conditions. We do not advise hill walking after very heavy periods of rain as the land can be treacherously boggy.

Walking route information especially for the longer trails is available from NorthWest Tourism Customer Services department, or talk to the Bord Fáilte in Sligo.

Further information: Bord Fáilte, Sligo. Tel 071 91 56666 |


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Day 1
Overnight accommodation and a deluxe room with Full Irish Breakfast/Menu

Day 2
Join us for the upland walk to the top of Benbulben Table top mountain. The most distinctive peak among the Dartry range, it was formed during the Ice Age by massive glaciers segmenting the landscape. "Benbulben has a starring role in Irish legend, featuring in the tales of Fionn Mac Cumhaill, Diarmuid and Grainne and St Columba and the Psalter"
This walk will take almost 4 hours and you will enjoy the most panoramic views of Yeats countryside.


  • 2 nights accommodation with full Irish Breakfast
  • Mountain leader and transport to your starting point.
  • Packed lunch

Price €205
A reduction of €20 on above for period Nov - March.

Requirements: Suitable Footwear I.e. Boots, trail shoes, avoid runners or trainers
Waterproof Jacket/over -trousers; Suitable warm clothing, avoid wearing jeans; Hat & Gloves, Camera & Binoculars.

Avail of this walk as a group up to 10 persons , only €10 euro per person.

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