Treat yourself to the magic of the Donegal coastline in all its glory.
DRUM LOOP:13km TOWER LOOP:10km
DRUM LOOP: minor roads, boreens, mountain paths and tracks TOWER LOOP: minor roads, boreens, mountain paths and tracks
DRUM LOOP:3hrs - 4hrs TOWER LOOP:2hrs - 3hrs
DRUM LOOP:440m TOWER LOOP:330m
DRUM LOOP:hard TOWER LOOP:moderate
Start and Finish
St Columba’s Church
Glencolmcille, Co Donegal, Republic Of Ireland
Smack in the middle of a wild coastline of craggy rocks and pinnacles and towering cliffs is the unassuming village of Glencolmcille, which began life as a Neolithic settlement. The Drum Loop is one of the best walks in the area, as is the Tower Loop, a shorter version of the same route. You’ll pass by inscribed Christian pillars and a 500 year old Megalithic tomb, feel the wind in your hair, enjoy heart stopping views at Glen Head, and see a watchtower built to guard against French invasion.