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Walking & Hiking in Donegal


Pull on a pair of walking boots, point yourself in any direction you like and feel the wilderness speak to you. The walking experience in County Donegal is second to none. From our Waymarked Ways, National Looped Walks, Coastal Paths and Island Loops, County Donegal is a walkers mecca!

Drumboe Nature Trail


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Drumboe Nature Trail - This trail follows forest road and track through both coniferous and broadleaf trees. It is a pleasant gentle trail along the river bank, returning through the forest and crossing a public road on the way. There are good views of the river. In winter parts of this trail along the river may be flooded.

Length 2km Time: 1hr

Nearest Town: Stranorlar

Coillte Recreational Trails

In the 17th century, a castle stood at the site of the car park at the start of the trail. The castle was built to control the ford which was across the river Finn. The site is on lands formerly part of the Hayes Estate and this area was planted with Silver Fir, European Larch and Lime. In the early 20th century, the Hayes Estate was acquired by the Irish Land Commission and the forested area was subsequently given over to Coillte.

At anytime of the year, this small wood provides several very pleasant hour long rambles. In Drumboe, you can view displays of bluebells in spring, watch the leaf colour change in autumn, enjoy an early morning stroll in summer or the winter sun stream through the bare branches. There are three short trails way marked in the wood; the Nature Trail, the Multi Access Trail and the Drumboe Loop Trail.


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Opening Hours

All year round



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