Leghowney Loop Scenic Walk

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Leghowney Loop Scenic Walk is a 7.1 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Aghlem Bridge, Donegal, Ireland that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.1 km
ELEVATION GAIN
169 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

A slow climb is rewarded with epic views of Donegal Bay & the Bluestack mountains.The Leghowney Loop Scenic Walk starts off punishing you with little to see and a lot to climb, but persevere and you shall be richly rewarded. The starting point is Leghowney Community Hall which has car/coach parking for approximately 200 spaces. These walks have been recently developed by the hard working Leghowney community in co-operation of Coilte (Irish Forestry Service). Leaving the Community Hall, follow the signs with the swirling logo of the walk. The first stage leads you through a forest taking you upwards towards the mountain top. This is the hardest part of the climb and is not suitable for buggies or youngsters under 10. 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 Mountains, Lough Eske and Ben Bulben in Co Sligo are just some of the many landmarks for the walker to savour. The shortest route takes approx 1.5 hours and the longer route 2-2.5 hours of a worthwhile walk. Coming off 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 Meenadreen windmills at Point 7, it is possible to link up to the Ulster Way.

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