Walking Trail

Follow the Country Code Most of the Irish countryside (including the hills) is privately owned. Fortunately, the majority of landowners do not object to walkers crossing their property, as long as they respect the Country Code.

  • Respect the people who live and work in the countryside.
  • Respect private property, farmland and all rural areas.
  • Park carefully; avoid blocking farm gateways or narrow roads.
  • Use approved walking routes where they exist.
  • Where possible ask permission before crossing farmland.
  • Dogs should be kept under close control and should not be brought onto hills or farmland without the landowner’s permission.
  • Avoid damage to fences, hedges and walls; use gates and stiles when crossing.
  • Leave all gates as you find them (open or closed).
  • Do not interfere with machinery, crops or animals. • Protect wildlife, water sources, plants and trees.
  • Walk on the centre of the tracks; don’t trample vegetation on the edges.
  • Take your litter home; even biodegradable items can take years to disappear.
  • Guard against all risk of fire and avoid making unnecessary noise.
  • Always keep children closely supervised during a walk.

Walkers should be advised that this guide is solely for information purposes only. Explore Inishowen CLG cannot take responsibility for any accidents that may occur.

Moville Shore Path Slí na Slainte

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Leenan Strand donegal

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

Fort Dunree Walking Trail

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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

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Stragill Strand

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