Trail Guides

Discover Inishowen; the jewel in Donegal’s Celtic Crown and the beginning or the grand finale of the Wild Atlantic Way.

Explore Inishowen by using our Trail Guides to find some of the most scenic and iconic landmarks that the peninsula has to offer.

Follow the Heritage Trail as it meanders off the beaten track, (created in collaboration with the Sliabh Sneacht Centre), revealing prehistoric burial chambers and rock art, Celtic crosses, forts and castles.

Let the Walking Trail guide you along gentle coastal paths, take a peaceful moment by Glenevin waterfall or trek the highways and byways of breathtaking mountain walks.

Pick up the Beach Trail; discover stunning stretches of golden sands, comb for natures treasure in hidden coves, swim in the crystal clear waters of the Wild Atlantic Ocean.

Let yourself be captivated by the history, heritage and landscapes of this ruggedly beautiful region.

Walking Trail

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Heritage Trail

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Beach Trail

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Arts & Crafts Trail

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St Mura’s cross

Heritage Trail , History & Heritage , Must Sees , See & Do , Trail Guides
7 The Rectory, Carrontlieve, Fahan, Co. Donegal, F93 W5R2, Ireland

Directions: Situated in the graveyard of the old abbey which lies alongside the main Buncrana to Derry Road in the [...]

An Grianán of Aileach

Attractions , Heritage Trail , History & Heritage , Must Sees , See & Do , Trail Guides
Grianan of Aileach, Carrowreagh, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Directions: 4km from the village of Bridgend in the direction of Letterkenny, take the signposted road at Burt Circular Chapel [...]

Moville Shore Path Slí na Slainte

See & Do , Trail Guides , Walking Trail
2 Back Ln, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Distance: 2km Time Needed: 45mins Grading: Easy Height Gain: Nil Location: Starts at Moville shore front for the coastal path [...]

Inishowen Head Loop

See & Do , Trail Guides , Walking Trail
R241, Stroove, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Distance: 8.5km Time Needed: 2-3 hrs Grading: Moderate Height Gain: 230 metres Trail Surface: Bog roads, tarmac Location: 4km northeast [...]

Culdaff River and Estuary Path Slí na Slainte

See & Do , Trail Guides , Walking Trail
2 Shore Rd, Knock, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Distance: 3-4km Time Needed: 1-2 hours Grading: Easy Height Gain: Negotiable Trail Surface: Concrete, Tarmac Location: Centre of Culdaff Village, [...]

Malin Head Trail

See & Do , Trail Guides , Walking Trail
Malin Head, County Donegal, Ireland

Distance: 570m – 655m (one way) Time Needed: 20-30 mins (one way) Grading: Moderate: Height Gain: 150 metres Trail Surface: [...]

Pollan Bay Walk

See & Do , Trail Guides , Walking Trail
Ballyliffin, County Donegal, Ireland

Distance: 5km approx Time Needed: 1:45 – 2:15hrs Grading: Easy Height Gain: Negotiable Trail Surface: Sand, gravel Location: Just outside [...]

Waterfall Walk

See & Do , Trail Guides , Walking Trail
Straid (Donegal), Waterfall, Binnion, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Distance: 1km of path Time Needed: 30 mins Grading: Easy Height Gain: Negligible Trail Surface: Gravel Location: 1.2km west of [...]

Butler’s Glen Loop

See & Do , Trail Guides , Walking Trail
Mamore Gap, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Distance: 10.5km Time Needed: 2-3 hours Grading: Strenuous, physically demanding with rough ground, steep slopes suitable for experienced walkers with [...]

Urris Lakes Loop

See & Do , Trail Guides , Walking Trail
Leenan Strand donegal

Distance: 6.5km Time Needed: 2-3 hours Grading: Strenuous, physically demanding with rough ground, steep slopes & suitable for experienced and [...]

Inch Wildfowl Reserve

See & Do , Trail Guides
Inch Wildfowl Reserve, Inch Levels, Burt, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Distance: 8km Time needed: 2-3hrs approx Grading: Easy Height gain: Negligible Trail surface: Concrete, tarmac, gravel Status: Nature Trail, Local [...]

Fort Dunree Walking Trail

See & Do , Trail Guides , Walking Trail
Fort Dunree, Leophin, Linsfort, Buncrana, County Donegal, Ireland

Distance: 2km Time Needed: 45 mins to 1.5 hrs Grading: Easy to moderate Height Gain: 30m (with one particularly steep [...]

Buncrana Shore Path

See & Do , Trail Guides , Walking Trail
Stragill Strand

Distance: 3km of path Time Needed: 1-2 hours Grading: Easy Height Gain: Negligible Trail Surface: Concrete, tarmac, gravel Location: Starts [...]

Lisfannon Beach

Beach Trail , Beaches , See & Do , WAW Discovery Points
Lisfannon Beach, County Donegal, Ireland

Lisfannon provides spectacular views of the majestic Lough Swilly, Rathmullan and Inch Island. The latter is a Natural Heritage Area [...]

Luddan Beach

Beach Trail , Beaches , See & Do
Railway Rd, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Luddan beach is a beautiful stretch of golden sand, perfect for a long stroll. Luddan offers panoramic views of Rathmullan [...]

Lady’s Bay (Shore Front Beach)

Beach Trail , Beaches , See & Do ,
Ardeelin, Swilly Rd, Ballymacarry Lower, Buncrana, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Location: Accessed from the forefront of Grianan Park – 450m north of the Inishowen Tourist Office, Buncrana. Overview: Entitled in [...]

Porthaw Beach

Beach Trail , Beaches , See & Do
Unnamed Road, Tullyarvan, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Location: Situated on the ‘Buncrana Shore Path’ walk between Ned’s Point and Stragill – approximately 3.8km north of the Inishowen [...]

Stragill Beach

Beach Trail , Beaches , See & Do
Unnamed Road, Linsfort, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Location: Situated in Linsfort and is 6km drive north from the Inishowen Tourist Office. Overview: Stragill Beach can also be [...]

Port Bán (Dunree Head)

Beach Trail , Beaches , See & Do , WAW Discovery Points
Unnamed Road, Dunree, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Port Bán (Dunree Beach) is a sheltered, sandy beach accessed via a grassy track through a field. Close to the [...]

Leenan Beach

Beach Trail , Beaches , See & Do ,
Unnamed Road, Lenan, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Location: Situated in Leenan Bay, beside the village of Leenankeel, this beach is 22km northwest of the Inishowen Tourist Office. [...]