Sligo boasts unspoiled scenery and landscape steeped in mythology and legend. Sligo’s walking offering provides the ideal destination for a day trip or walking holiday. There is a wide variety of routes, with over sixty trails to choose from. Walks include: coastal, woodland, upland, lakeside, river and urban and rural road. Click here to go to Sligo Walks website which contains information on the grade of walks, terrain, length and local knowledge about each walk.
Sligo’s walking trails are accessible for families and make for a great day out with easy-going terrains. For the more dedicated walker, there are longer trails like the Sligo Way or the Miners’ Way and Historical Trail which can be completed either in sections or over a few days. The most popular routes in County Sligo include the Queen Maeve’s Trail on Knocknarea in Strandhill, Benbulben-Gortarowey Trail, The Devil’s Chimney and Glencar Lake & Waterfall.
Remember to dress for the weather, wear sturdy footwear, bring water and a mobile phone in case of emergency and act responsibly. Enjoy!