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Approx. 14 People
Your base for the week will be near Donegal town.
ITB Approved Guesthouses with ensuite facilities.
Walk in one of the most unspoilt landscapes in Europe. Discover Slieve League, among Europe`s highest sea cliffs and the glorious Glenveagh National Park. Donegal is famous for its beautiful scenery, coastline, impressive mountain ranges, glens and lakes and rich reminders of a historic past. Your base for the week will be near Donegal town, famous for its 15th century castle, tweeds and traditional music.
DAY 1 Arrival Dinner & welcoming briefing with guide at guesthouse.
DAY 2 Blue Stack Mountains A gentle walk around Banagher Hill to distil the essence of Donegal - its peaceful glens, deserted hills, lakes and rivers. Distance: 9.5km/6 miles Ascent: 220m/700ft
DAY 3 Barnesmore Continuing exploration to the east of the Blue Stacks, you walk by streams and lakes, mainly along forest roads. A descent through Barnesmore Gap is along the former railway line. Finish at the famed Biddy O` Barnes pub. Distance: 13.5km/8.5 miles Ascent: 125m/415ft
DAY 4 Glenveagh National Park You walk, mainly on green/unsurfaced roads, through this narrow glen. Delight in one of Ireland`s largest national parks, home to native red deer, woods, castle and legends galore. Distance: 12km/7.5 miles
DAY 5 Option Day Optional boat trip to Aranmore Island or visit Ulster American Folk Park. Alternatively relax in Donegal Town or take a gentle stroll or cycle.
DAY 6 Slieve League A spectacular walk over Ireland`s finest sea-cliffs, where the Atlantic ocean has carved a multitude of shapes and the rocks and vegetation has produced a kaleidoscope of colour. The cliffs are nesting-places for choughs, guillemots, puffins, etc. Distance: 10.5km/6.5 miles Ascent: 535m/1,750ft
DAY 7 Donegal Bay A leisurely coastal walk from Ballyshannon to Rossknowlagh, taking in two beaches (Wardtown and Belall), sea cliffs and Kilbarron castle to leave you with memories to take home. Distance: 12.5km/8 miles Ascent: 75m/250ft
DAY 8 Departure Depart for Home.
Grade Moderate Walks of 6-10 miles per day with gradual ascents of up to 1,750ft.
What your Guided Walk includes: • 7 nights accommodation based on 2 adults sharing in Irish Tourist Board approved guesthouses with ensuite facilities • 7 Full Irish Breakfasts • 5 Packed Lunches • 7 Dinners • optional boat trip • Experienced Guide throughout itinerary • Luggage Transfers