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Weekend to Donegal
Grade C Walks
Saturday 25th September depart from the Harbour Car Park, Donegal Town at 9.30 am and travel via the N56 towards Ardara. 2km outside Ardara watch out for two brown signs Waterfall 6k and Strand. Turn left here and travel along a narrow road to Assaranca Waterfall. Park here and walk along the road to Maghera Beach. Continue on along this road as it makes its way through the Glen along the Owenwee River. Stop at the top of the Glen for lunch and to take in the views before returning by the same route stopping at Maghera Beach to visit the caves then return to the cars. The walk is about 8 miles, all on road, apart from the beach. Walking shoes will be fine and walking poles if usually used. Depending on time we can travel into Ardara and return to Donegal Town via the R262 (scenic route).
Sunday 26th September depart from the Harbour Car Park at 10.30 am (to give time to check out of accommodation). Travel to Killybegs via the N56. Then follow the R263 to Carrick and on to Glencolumbkille. The Tower Loop is a moderate C walk which involves some climbing, mountain tracks and some rougher terrain. After parking in the village the walk follows a marked route along the road then a short piece of rough track which leads to a gentler green track which zig zags up the mountain. Then across some peat bog and the Napoleonic Tower which dates back to 1805 is in sight. Lunch here, taking time to take in the magnificent views and then return the way we came.
Boots and walking poles recommended. The area up at the Tower is very exposed so pack an extra piece of warm clothing and waterproofs.
The walk should take about 3 hours and will be dependent on suitable weather conditions.
Grade B Walks
Saturday 25 September, weather permitting walk will be to Slieve League. Leave from Harbour Car Park, Donegal Town at 9.00 am. Take the road to Killybegs through Dunkineely. After Killybegs you reach Carrick where you turn left for Slieve League. Just past the Rusty Mackerel Restaurant turn right and park at bottom car park at Information Centre, Teelin for 10 30am.
This is a moderate B walk following a well defined path which is steep in places with some rough ground. Route back to Teelin will be via the Pilgrims Path which is roughly 3kms and rocky / slippery underfoot. Length of walk, approximately 5 1/2 to 6 hours. Boots & walking poles necessary.
Sunday 26 September – Glencolmcille to Port to Glencolmcille (Loop Walk). Leave from Harbour Car Park, Donegal Town at 9.00 am. Take the road to Killybegs through Dunkineely. Then follow on to Carrick and straight through to Glencolmcille. Walk starts at the Church of Ireland in Glencolmcille at 10 30 am.
Starting off on a minor road, mostly uphill to the Telecommunications mast (approx 1 hr road walk). After following a rough stoney track for a short time we cut off left into a peaty / boggy open area with very good views towards Port. Heading towards Sturrall we then follow the beautiful coastline to the Signal Tower. From the Signal Tower we follow a stoney path back to Glencolmcille with a short road walk to the Church of Ireland. Length of walk approximately 4 1/2 to 5 hours. Boots & poles necessary.
Sunday 3 October 2021, Errigal, Co Donegal, Grade B Paul Woods & Tricia R-Q 07738 599223
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