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Sligo Way

Trail Overview Details

Grade: Moderate
Format: Linear
Trail Quality: ***
County: Sligo
Category: Walking/Hiking Trails
Type: National Waymarked Trail
Length (Kms): 78.00
Climb (m): 890
Estimated time: 3 days
Start point: Larrigan near Lough Talt
Start point grid ref: G 389 160
End point: Dromahair
End point grid ref: G 802 315
Nearest town to start: Bunnyconnellan
Ordnance survey map: OSI Discovery Series Sheets 24 and 25
Dogs Allowed: No
Facilities: Parking
At Start - in Laragan Village
At End - in Dromahair village
Public transport: At Start: None At End: Bus to Sligo
Map guide available: The Sligo Way Map Guide - published by EastWest Mapping on behalf of Sligo County Council - available from Deirdre Kennedy, Rural Recreation Officer, Sligo LEADER Partnership, Sligo Development Centre, Cleveragh Road, Sligo, 071-9141138, dkennedy@sligoleader.com


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Description of Trail

The Sligo Way is a 74 km route that traverses the County of Sligo in the northwest of Ireland from Lough Talt, in the Ox Mountains near the Mayo border, to the town of Dromahair in County Leitrim. There are magnificent views east over to Ben Bulben, north across Donegal Bay to Slieve League and west to the Nephin mountain range from the high moorland in the Ox Mountains during the early part of the route, and some pleasant woodland lakeside sections towards the end. As the route begins in the mountains, the total aggregate ascent over the entire route is only 900 metres, and there are no significant climbs involved at any stage. Attractions along the way include a crannog or early lake dwelling on Lough Talt, megalithic tombs, which are abundant in west Sligo, and WB Yeats’s Lake Isle of Inishfree on Lough Gill. But for short boggy and wet sections near Easky Lough, Ballygawley Woods, Lough Lumman and the Lough Gill area, the route provides, in the main, an enjoyable and comfortable walking experience. Terrain consists mainly of forest tracks and ride lines, quiet side roads, and open moorland paths (often wet and boggy in places). There are no accommodation options available for about the first 40 km of the route, but plenty thereafter.

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PLEASE NOTE: The timber boardwalk along the Coolaney Riverwalk section of the Sligo Way has been closed pending the completion of rehabilitation works. Please follow the waymarked diversion ***Do not bring dogs on any section of the Sligo Way which crosses farmland*** For Further information on the Sligo Way, visit, www.SligoWalks.ie

Trail management organisation contact details

Sligo County Council, Riverside, Sligo. Tel: 071-9156666 Email: info@sligococo.ie Also Sligo LEADER Partnership Co. Development Centre, Cleveragh Road, Sligo. Tel: 071 9141138. Email dkennedy@sligoleader.com

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