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There are a wonderful selection of marked trails and pathways waiting to be explored. From Moville there is a beautiful gentle walk along Lough Foyle shore, passing quiet secluded beaches, historic sites and elegant homes. For the more adventurous the cliff top trails at Inishowen Head and Kinnagoe Bay offer spectacular views. Wherever you go, the captivating landscape and wildlife is all around.

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Moville Shore Walk

The most popular walk around Moville Town is the Shore Path(Slí na Sláinte) a traffic free walk which follows the shore line of Lough Foyle from the shorefront in Moville which extends to Greencastle. It is virtually level with only gentle inclines along the route. The route passes quiet beaches, elegant shore- front dwellings and a number of sites of historic interest, wildlife is abundant. There is seating along the way so you can rest and enjoy the views and even have a picnic. The path offers wonderful views across the Foyle up to Benone and Bishop’s Gate and as far as Portstewart and Portrush. A notice board with details on the walk can be viewed at the south end of the town square.

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Greencastle Walk

This walk takes you into the attractive village of Greencastle.  This is a very attractive short walk, which takes you along the costal path past the 14th century castle which gives the village its name, and then up to a lovely viewpoint at St. Finian’s Church, overlooking Greencastle harbour and across the mouth of the Foyle to Magilligan Point.

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Inishowen Loop

This spectacular trail follows a route through some of Donegal’s most impressive costal scenery. Within a relatively short distance from the trail head the walker is in remote country with wonderful views, including Scotland in a fine day. Inishowen head walk lies north-east of Greencastle on the western shore of Lough Foyle, it is a national loop walk marked by Black Plastic markers with blue symbols and National Way arrows. This loop starts at a car park area at a World War II Lookout Tower atop Inishowen Head. On this wild and remote loop you pass the point from where St Columba left Ireland on his way to Iona (Portkill) and a viewing point from where, on some fine days, the west of Scotland is visible.
A-B. Starting from the car park at Inishowen Head, follow the purple arrow downhill. Straight ahead of you is the prominent Stroove lighthouse. Pass a laneway on your right and reach a 3-way junction with the R241 where you turn right.

 

B-C.Follow the R241 for approximately 500m (passing New Road on your right) to reach Carrowtrasna Road where you turn right and begin the ascent onto the shoulder of Crocknasmug via laneways and bog roads.

 

C-D. Follow the laneways and bog roads for over 1km to reach a T-junction where you turn right, continuing to ascend. After a further 1km, you reach the highest point of your walk on the shoulder of Crocknasmug.

 

D-E. Continue to follow the bog roads downhill and look ahead for the now disused farmstead of Johnny Glenanes perched on the side of Glenane Hill – it is the only sign of inhabitation on this most remote section of your walk. Pass two junctions with laneways – both on your left.

 

E-F. The loop now sweeps right (eastward) and takes you back towards the east coast of Inishowen Head. As you travel you are treated to wonderful coastal scenery and a view over Portkill (marked by a plaque on the left of the roadway).

 

F-A. Along the final 500m back to the trailhead, there is another opportunity to view the wonderful scenery from a viewing point atop the cliffs. Estimated time 2 to 2.5 hrs

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