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on Knocknarea Trail

hiking
21 days ago

Amazing views of the valley below.

hiking
2 months ago

Lovely path with a beautiful view of Scotland if you catch a nice day.

hiking
2 months ago

Yeah, it’s touristy but that’s how I got to see this place. Amazing history and an incredibly serene place. Would love to go back here if I ever get the chance.

2 months ago

Rope bridge is fun and the island is beautiful. A lot of tourists - go early.

hiking
2 months ago

A lot of tourists. Try to go early.

Be aware that during rainy times some trails can be blocked to protect the public from falling stone due to erosion... how ever the walk on the cliff should be fine and always safe .
Amazing spectacular point of views.
Even if its very touristic as soon as you start to hike around it gets better as people usually just checks out the main rocks at the entrance.

3 months ago

lovely for kids

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike. Weather conditions were not favorable but still enjoyed none the less. Beautiful scenery and good challenge.

hiking
4 months ago

knocknarea is a great walk for individuals, groups or families. Great views on a clear day. The boardwalk path begins on the sligo to strandhill road at the rugby club and goes up to the cairn. Approx 50 min walk up. In June 2018 a new path was added. It starts on the path below the boardwalk and goes clockwise around the hill to join the old pass at the old car park on the SE side. Approx 90 min walk.

hiking
4 months ago

A boggy start to the trail, and a good bit of scrambling but the views from the top well worth it!!

Sadly too crowded, but well worth the view. Bring warm clothes because the whether change rapidly, high winds coming from North sea. Really nice spot.

Very manageable trail, almost all groomed. Great views. Wide gravel path at the start becomes about 500 steps built of wooden beams as the trail gets steeper. Be aware that the steps are only about 20 inches wide and without a rail, so if you have vertigo, balance issues or fear of heights, this may not be for you.

hiking
6 months ago

Challenging trail but completely do able. Views from the top are the best reward. Will do again.

Great walk very sore on the legs but worth it glad I done it

Walked this with my grandson had a fantastic day it takes a lot out of you but it was worth it

7 months ago

My favourite hike in the whole of Ireland. Differing terrain on the way up consiting of forestry ,stone paths leading up to the great wall ...of Ireland ...then the ascent to the summit ...breathtaking sea views on a clear day ... highly recommend it

hiking
10 months ago

One of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen.

hiking
Saturday, October 28, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed this trail. It takes you through many different styles of Irish terrain and allows amazing views of both the vast valley's and blue ocean. There are no trail markers and no clearly defined paths at the beginning of the trail. Just line yourself up with the mountain peak and make your own way up. For the first 30 minutes or so, you're stepping around through marshes and trying not sink your boot into muck. I would definitely recommend high topped and waterproof boots if you don't have a nice set of gaiters. Don't let this messy start deter you from doing the hike. Every second is worth it. It's a short hike, but a steep incline, so be ready to take some breaks. With breathtaking views at every turn, I'm sure you'll find excuses to stop and take a look around. Cheers!

Friday, September 01, 2017

Loved this walk. Wasn't much of a hike except once into the island past the rope bridge there were some rocks to climb. But nonetheless an amazing place to wonder and explore. Some amazing panoramic views! So much to take in!

hiking
Saturday, August 05, 2017

Mt. Errigal stands apart above the abundant peat bogs of Donegal. There is a small carpark at the bottom of the track. The start is through very boggy terrain beside a small steam and it is slippy, dirty progress until the firm exposed weathered rock of the ridgeline. It gets steeper at this stage but the ascent is short and the top is soon reached.

You will probably need to imagine the view as it is likely to be hidden.

The descent is easy and fast. If you haven't done quite enough then bearing left and over the bealach to the slopes of Mackoght will probably take you away from the others on the hillside and offers a different perspective.

Good solid underfoot and clearly defined tracks. Views are astounding and the Mourne wall always within sight if you are not actually following it.

on Carrick-a-Rede

Thursday, June 09, 2016

This path along the water was breathtaking. It's a fairly easy hike, very doable. It is mostly riddled with tourists but we'll worth the views overlooking the water and rope bridge.

hiking
Saturday, November 28, 2015

Beautiful hike, and worth it to get away from the crowds. Be careful in the rain- steps can be slippery!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

little walk with huge views.

walking
Saturday, August 01, 2015

Beautiful views from the top of the cliff. The lower trail is littered with tourists but if you take the higher trail further you can get away from all that.

hiking
Thursday, December 19, 2013

Amazing geological formations!

hiking
Saturday, August 31, 2013

The Giant's Causeway is well-worth seeing (and you don't have to pay the admission fee if you just walk straight past the visitors' centre). Walk on the rocks and really appreciate how incredibly weird they are. I highly recommend continuing on the trail. The 162 steps may seem like a lot, but you get a great view of the coast and you'll get to see the Causeway from directly above.

walking
Saturday, August 31, 2013

A beautiful scenic walk along the Antrim Coast and an exciting crossing of the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. Highly recommend if you're in the area--one of my favorite parts of my trip to Northern Ireland.

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