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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!

Inch Wildfowl Reserve

Grianan Farm,Speenogue,Burt

Inch Wildfowl Reserve - Situated in the shadow of Scalp Mountain on the eastern shores of Lough Swilly, tucked neatly behind Inch Island, you will find Inch Wildfowl Reserve. The combination within this site of extensive feeding areas and safe resting and roosting sites makes this site one of the most important wetlands in the country for wintering waterfowl. This site is situated to the east of Lough Swilly, approximately 8 km to the south of Buncrana. It supports a wide diversity of wintering waterfowl, notably swans and geese, as well as breeding terns, gulls, waders and duck.

However you will experience much more than just wetland birds here at Inch, it’s a haven for farmland birds and birds of prey. Being on the western most part of Europe it also attracts a fair share of unusual birds throughout the year. It is also an important link in the overall Lough Swilly wetland system, which includes Blanket Nook and Big Isle to the southwest.

Looped Trail

Length 8km Time 2hr 30min

Nearest Town Burtonport

National Parks and Wildlife service


Indoor/outdoor Outdoor

Opening Hours

All year round


Grianan Farm,

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