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Walking Trails in County Sligo

Coastal Walks

ROSSES POINT - Located 8kms from Sligo Town Rosses Point boasts a Blue Flag statusbeach, magnificent championship golf course. Spectacular scenic views with the Atlantic Ocean on the West, Benbulben dominatingthe view of the Northern skyline, the east Glencar valley and theD artry mountains with Lugnagall and Truskmore, while the southernvista is completed by Knocknarea topped by a large Cairn of stonesreputed to be the grave of the Warrior Queen Maeve of Connaught. Enjoy a bracing walk.

ENNISCRONE -The walking route will begin at the Pier, taking in the shoreline to the Carrowhubbock North Road, on to the main road and back into Enniscrone. It is located in a strategic scenic position in Enniscrone,with panoramic views of Killala Bay and its environs.

LISSADELL - 1.5km from the village of Carney on the shore of Drumcliffe Bay. The site is located within the Lissadell Estate which was formerly owned by the Gore-Booth family. Although not way marked, a very pleasant walk (The Drumcliff Bay Walk) is available at the site. The walker is taken along a forest path which runs parallel to the public road and to a stretch of the northern shore of Sligo Bay called Drumcliff Bay.

Walking Trails & Way Marked Ways

Type: Way-marked walking trail Starting Point: Lough Talt via R294 from Ballina & Bonniconlon or Tobercurry. Length: 74km Following the general line of the Ox Mountains this very scenic trail runs from Lough Talk on the Sligo/Mayo border to Dromahair at the south-east end of Lough Gill. The Ox range rises above the southern end of Sligo Bay and the view of the bay and the Sligo and Donegal mountains adds excitement and visual pleasure to the journey.

Benbulben, Glencar and Castlegal Walks
Type: Unmarked walking trail
Starting points: at King’s Gully, near Glencar. Length: 11km approx.
Little wonder that the massive bulk of Benbulben was the focal point for primitive worship. Its seamed and fluted sides present a formidable sight and the incredible scenery from the summit is awe-inspiring. The grave of W. B. Yates, the poet, lies beneath the shadow of the mountain at Drumcliff.

Lough Arrow Walks
Type: Unmarked walking trail
Starting points: Boyle, Castlebaldwin, Ballinafad on the N4. Length: 4km-12.3km approx.
Ten circular walks introduce the rambler to further delights in the scenic Lough Arrow and Lough Key area. They explore the fascinating archaeology, prolific wild fauna and the colourful flora in an ancient land that has retained its beauty and has remained remarkably unspoiled.

Dooney Rock Nature Trail
Located 4.8km southeast of Sligo on the R287 to Dromahaire on the shores of Lough Gill. The Ikm circuit and nature trail lead to a stunning viewing point at the top of Dooney Rock and command views of the entire lake and its island.