Into the Wild

Gaoth Dobhair is a vast parish nestling between the Derryveagh Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty which offers breathtaking views of mountains, glens, lakes, bogland and a coastline which is fringed with islands and miles of sandy beaches. 

Hillwalking In Gweedore

Gweedore is something of a walkers paradise & offers walks to suit all abilities, from light easy walks on it’s many golden beaches to the more strenuous climbs of Errigal & surrounding mountains as well as several marked ways. 

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Glenveagh National Park

The 16,000 hectares of Glenveagh includes most of the Derryveagh Mountains, the Poisoned Glen and part of Errigal Mountain and is a beautiful place to walk the hills and follow trails.

At the centre of the Park on the edge of Lough Veagh is Glenveagh Castle, a late 19th century castellated mansion, built as a hunting lodge.

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Cycling In Donegal

With little traffic and many spectacular mountain and coastal routes in the area, one of the best ways to enjoy the scenery is by bike. We provide secure bike storage for groups or individual cyclists.

We partner with a number of cycling tour providers and regularly host large groups of cyclists. For more details on cycling in the Gweedore area contact Errigal Cycling Club. 

Offshore Fishing

Boats can be hired on day or half-day basis from local owners.  The waters off the coast of Gweedore have an abundance of fish species. Some of the species include, Pollack, Coalfish, Mackerel and Cod. 

The local islands and rugged coastline offer good shelter allowing fishing trips almost all year round. We can arrange deep-sea fishing for groups or on an individual basis with our local fishermen.

Walking In Gweedore

If you are interested in shorter less strenuous walks then you’ll be spoilt for choice. Whether its watching the sunset on a beach or a leisurely forest stroll in the midst of the Derryveagh mountains you’ll find something to suit your interests. 

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Kayaking Off The Donegal Coast

Given its location, its no surprise that water enthusiasts are well catered for. Kayaking is one of the best ways to discover Gweedore’s coastline and waterways. A number of offshore islands are but a short trip by kayak and you may be joined on your journey by our local dolphins. 

Abseiling In Gweedore

The red smooth Atlantic polished granite of Gweedore’s Islands and coastline offer a host of opportunities for both the novice and the more experienced climber. While 10 minutes inland the Derryveagh mountains provide the highest mountain cliff in Ireland situated deep in Dunlewey’s breathtaking Poison Glen. For more information on the rock climbing opportunities in the Gweedore area visit Unique Ascent

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