For unforgettable hill walking and hiking holidays, Ireland and Donegal are the place to be
There’s nowhere else on earth quite like Ireland. The wild, wind-swept beaches. The untouched woodland and forest trails. And the majestic mountains and hills that tower over them all. For hill walking and hiking holidays, Ireland is a truly unique destination. And county Donegal in the North West has it all.
Donegal has some of the best mountains to climb in Ireland
From the pristine quartzite peak of Mount Errigal—down to the daunting “One-Man’s Pass” along the sea cliffs of Sliabh League in the south-east—to the cairn-littered summit of Slieve Snaght with its breath-taking views over Malin Head, lough Swilly and the Foyle—Donegal has some of the best mountains in Ireland for the casual climber and the hardened enthusiast alike.
With a wide range of options—from casual, easy-going hikes, to more intermediate and challenging climbs—the entire county is chock-full of opportunities to experience the unique beauty and wild views that make Donegal an unmissable destination for any hiking holidays in Ireland.
Hike Inishowen in the heart of Donegal
The final destination on the Wild Atlantic Way scenic tour and host to Ireland’s most northern point at Malin Head, the peninsula of Inishowen is home to a horde of priceless hill waking, climbing and hiking gems.
The cliff walks along Malin Head—starting at the historic Napoleonic Watch-Tower—are a must for those seeking exhilarating views and fresh sea air. While the heady hike up Slieve Snaght unveils the whole of the county in a tapestry of startling sights. And, atop the cliffs of Linsfort, sits the World War Two-era Fort Dunree. Overlooking the glittering waters and golden beaches of Lough Swilly, this defence fortification was a critical view-point for the soldiers of times gone by and a must-see destination for the hill walking and hiking holidays of today.
And these are just a few. Inishowen has countless more opportunities to set out and make an adventure along the heathery hills and mountains of Donegal. So see for yourself. Find out just what makes hiking holidays in Ireland such an unforgettable experience, with a visit to Inishowen in Donegal.
End your day with the traditional welcoming comfort of a country pub and B&B
Located in the heart of Inishowen, The North Pole Bar and Old Station House Bed and Breakfast is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a long day of hiking and mountain climbing. With the traditional country-feel of a rural Irish pub and the modern comforts of a selection of newly renovated bedrooms, you can treat yourself to a pint of Guinness at the bar or a hot cup of coffee to recuperate your strength for another day hiking the mountains and hills.
With a base of operations at The North Pole you can ensure that your Hiking Holidays Ireland are a truly unforgettable experience. One you’ll be talking about for years to come!