Leghowney Loop Walk

Looped walk | 9.82 km | Co. Donegal | Easy walk

Created by Newsycat

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Trail Description

We would like to welcome everyone to our newly developed Loop Walk.This is a series of two looped walks as shown on the map Our base is Leghowney Community Centre that has car/coach parking (approx200 spaces).These new walks have been recently developed wit the co-operation of Coilte (Irish Forestry Service). Leaving the Community Centre the first stage leads you through a forest taking you upwards towards the mountain top. This is the most severest of the climb. After that the pathway levels out and it is an easy stroll from there onwards. From the top the views are stunning of the surrounding countryside -Donegal Bay, Bluestack Mts, Lough Eske, Ben Bulben (Co Sligo) are just some of the many landmarks for the walker to behold without the aid of binoculars.The shortest route takes approx 1.5 hours and the longer route 2-2.5 hours of a leisurely stroll Comming of the mountain you enter onto a quiet country lane for approx the last 1.5 km of the walk. For the more serious walker, by taking a right turn at the windmills, it is possible to link up to the Ulster Way. We hope many of you can come and enjoy our walks It is possible to avail of refreshments at the Community Centre with teas, coffee,soup etc available by prior notice. In the future we hope to have full meals available for coach parties etc Toilet facilites and seperate changing areas are also available. So come along and enjoy"

Trail Comments

Hello, It would be really great if you can upload some photos. I'm really excited about this trail but I'd like to see some photos before i drive down.

Posted by TheInsideMan on January 17th, 2013 - 00:47:49

Will do Hopefully by the weekend

Posted by Newsycat on January 17th, 2013 - 10:52:51

Posted some photos taken today Sun 20th As the weather was closing in at the top of the trail,the visibility at the time would not render justice to the true majesty of the place There will be more to follow soon

Posted by Newsycat on January 20th, 2013 - 17:48:47

Thank you so much for going out in the snow to take these pics, very much appreciated! Do you have any other Donegal trails?

Posted by TheInsideMan on January 21st, 2013 - 00:47:18

There are numerous websites dedicated to walking in Donegal- all providing information on both long and short walks in the area Two examples are www.walkingireland.ie or letswalkdonegal.com Maps of the trails are available to download free of charge You will be spoiled for choice!!

Posted by Newsycat on January 23rd, 2013 - 10:32:00

Posted by Newsycat on September 19th, 2013 - 11:58:19

Supporting Blue September with Leghowney Loop walk There will be a walk around the scenic Leghowney Loop on Saturday 28th September. Registration (by donation only) is from 10am at Leghowney Hall. All monies raised will be dividied between the Palliative Care Unit in Donegal Community Hospital and the organising charities. Walk commences 10.30 sharp. Everybody welcome. Further information available on the Leghowney Country Market Facebook page or ring 0863592668.

Posted by Newsycat on September 19th, 2013 - 12:05:04

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