Ireland Tours & Scotland Vacations – Isle Inn Tours

Donegal Coast Escorted Walking Tour

The coastline in this region is spectacular, with rugged rocks and crashing waves, broken by hidden coves with glorious sandy beaches.

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Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive at first guesthouse at Ardara. Evening meal together and a general chat about the coming week.
Day 2
On our first day we follow the old pilgrimage route at Glencolmcille, a holy site since the days of St. Colmcille in the 6th century. We enjoy some wonderful coastal scenery along the way and visit some of the places of historical and archaeological interest that abound in this region. At the end of the walk we return to Ardara for dinner and overnight.
Walk Details – Distance: 12kms. Duration: 4½ hours. Max. Height: 300m. Grass tracks and open mountain with rocky sections and no tracks. Some road walking. Boots essential.

Included:
7 nights bed and breakfast with private bathroom
Full Irish breakfast
Picnic lunch (on walking days only)
7 Evening Dinners
6 days walking with expert Irish Guide
Transport to/from each days walking locations
Luggage transfers when required
Souvenir book, "Ireland - a Travellers' Guide"
Day 3

Today we walk along the famous Slieve League to complete a most impressive walk across these high and spectacular cliffs on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. The views are fantastic over Donegal Bay to Benbulben and the mountains of North Mayo. Return to our accommodation in Ardara for dinner and overnight.

Walk Details – Distance: 13kms. Duration: 5 hours. Max. Height: 750m. Grass tracks and open mountain with rocky sections and no tracks. Some road walking. Boots essential.

Day 4

Morning transfer from Ardara to Maghery near Dunglow (¾ hour). Today’s walk takes us to Croaghegly and the low hills inland from Crohy Head. We gain views of Aranmore and other islands, as well as the headlands of the Rosses dotted with lakes. Transfer to Gweedore for dinner and overnight.

Walk Details – Distance: 15kms. Duration: 4 hours. Max. Height: 245m. Grass tracks and open mountain with rocky sections and no tracks. Some road walking. Boots essential.

Day 5

This is your free day. Weather permitting, we will arrange a boat trip to Tory, an island of ferocious beauty located 12kms north of Bloody Foreland. Tory is steeped in history and legend. The boat journey takes 45 mins. from Magheraroarty. Return to Gweedore for dinner and overnight.

There is no guided walk today. You are free to decide your own programme once you arrive on the island. However, you will need boots as the terrain of Tory is very rugged.

Day 6

Today we climb Errigal, Donegal’s highest and best known peak, from the village of Dunlewy. If the day is fine we will have views southwards towards Slieve Snaght and the brooding depths of the Poisoned Glen, while to the north we will look out over a watery plain towards Bloody Foreland and Tory Island beyond. On the descent we visit the lower peaks of Mackoght (Wee Errigal) and Beaghy. Transfer to our accommodation for dinner and overnight. Return to Gweedore for dinner and overnight.

Walk Details – Distance: 8kms. Duration: 5 hours. Max. Height: 751m. Stony tracks and open mountain with rocky sections and no tracks. Some road walking. Boots essential.

Day 7

Our last day’s walk is on the promontory of Horn Head near Dunfanaghy. This spectacular headland offers some fine cliff scenery and views across the wild waters of Sheep Haven to the Rosguill and Fanad Peninsulas. Transfer to Letterkenny for overnight and farewell evening dinner.

Walk Details – Distance: 15kms. Duration: 4½ hours. Max. Height: 250m. Grassy tracks and open moorland with rocky sections and no tracks. Some road walking. Boots essential.

Day 8

Departures.

Note: We reserve the right to alter this itinerary due to weather conditions or the walking ability of each group. Any queries please ask at time of booking.
Insurance: Please note that insurance is required on walking tours. Please ask booking agent for details
Double Occupancy: All prices based on two people sharing a room. Single rooms available at a supplement

Not included:

  • Any boat trips
  • Personal drinks
  • Entrance fees to theatres, parks or museums etc. or gratuities.

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