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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!

Glenveagh Lough Inshagh Walk

Glenveagh National Park

Glenveagh Lough Inshagh Walk

Length: 7km (Not a looped walk so walkers must return to the Visitor Centre or arrange a vehicle at the Lacknacoo car park at Gartan)

Time: 1hr 30mins

Terrain: Stony dirt track ending on a quiet tarred road

This pathway once connected Glenveagh Castle to the village of Church Hill. The carriages of the Lough Swilly Railway brought visitors to the railway station. From here they were transported to Glenveagh Castle over the Lough Inshagh Road by pony and trap. Today the Lough Inshagh Path remains silent except for the occasional red deer browsing on the roadside vegetation or walkers enjoying the solitude and scenery. This walk gives the walker a real feel of the open landscape of granite mountains and bogs where Golden Eagles and Ravens soar and in summer the Wheatear and Meadow Pipits are busy nesting along the length of the walk. It is an excellent walk to explore the eastern side of the Park and brings the walker to the Glebe Gallery and St Colmcille’s birthplace in Gartan. (Location: Starts near Loughveagh 0.5km from the Castle

(Grid Ref: C 08215)

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Opening Hours

November - March The Visitor Centre is open from 9.00am to 5.00pm. The last bus to the castle and garden is at 3.45pm. The last bus return from castle is at 4.45pm.

March 17th to 31st October - The Visitors Centre is open from 9.15am to 5.30pm. The last bus to castle and garden is at 4.45pm. The last bus return from the castle is at 5.45pm.

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