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Knocknarea

Lovely walk on a summers day, 2ways to go up, the original and the new walk which is stepped, only problem is if you meet someone, one has to step aside. Walk up and down the new... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Sligo, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Lovely walk on a summers day, 2ways to go up, the original and the new walk which is stepped, only problem is if you meet someone, one has to step aside. Walk up and down the new way is 5 k, great views though. In my view, too hard for children under 12

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Nottingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I have climbed both routes and feel the route from the South East is slightly safer as the new Queen Maeve trail is on wooden steps without a handrail. But either way the views in clear weather are stunning. Good quality walking boots are a must and we found trekking poles a great help. Please do not climb the cairn... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Nice views for all the family,may not be suitable for very young or old.Generally a lovely experience and at no cost!

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Dunmore East, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Moderately tough walk well rewarded with a fabulous panoramic view-beautiful area. We didn't know of this little gem before we visited the area but I would recommend it to anyone who has the mobility.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Phew! What a walk but the views from the top are spectacular. Have walked the mountain before but from the eastern side. This was a pleasant walk, nothing too strenuous, on a well trodden path. However, this time we decided we would take the new route which was recently opened. Plenty of on-road parking is available although buses run from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I climbed this hill last month with my family and my 4yr old. On the way up there are like long wooden steps go in up.the steepest part which are a great idea but u need to concentrate on them. When u get to the top the view is amazing and it's worth climbing the mound of stone which is... More 

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We climbed Knockrea based on advice from websites about Sligo. We parked at the rugby club and made our way up through the forest . It's not particularly steep but not need to be able for a bit of a climb. There is a boardwalk built through the forest with viewing points and the views are amazing. We were lucky... More 

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Siesta Key, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is a fun climb, very easy but the views are stunning. If you're heavy and out of shape, just be patient and take a few breaks. The views are worth it. I've taken several up that were out of shape and overweight and they made it (and still brag about it today!). Not a dangerous climb. I've seen young... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

A special pilgrimage I like to undertake every time I'm in Sligo! Take a stone up with you on your walk up to add to Queen Maeve's cairn! An easy enough walk up, lots of families with young enough children go up. I go up the "old way", from the car park, not up the new steps which I hear... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This is a relatively short hike, for which you are rewarded truly spectacular views of Sligo and its environs. The 360 degree panaroma of the Atlantic, Sligo bay, the town, and surrounding hills (including Benbilburn) took my breath away. I am so glad I made this trek! The climb is a bit challenging but fairly short. It wouldn't be suitable... More 

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