Gleniff Horseshoe

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BernieH001
Ennis, Ireland157 contributions
Why do we all not know about this ... If in Sligo you must drive this route. We found it by accident and it really needs to be much more publicised and signposted. .. It is stunning and make sure you find the magic hill. We only found it with local help (which added to the charm of the drive) .. finish with a visit to Langs pub in Grange
Written November 3, 2014
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Andy-Cabs
Belfast, UK233 contributions
Solo
I have stayed in Bundoran on numerous occasions and always assumed (and plead my ignorance) that the signposts for the Gleniff Horseshoe was for a riding stables. I recently discovered that this was not the case and on my last visit to the area in September I visited the Barytes Mill and drove around the Horseshoe on two separate occasions during my 10 day stay.

I loved the walk around the Barytes Mill and across the road at the picnic area there is another trail that takes you along the river and over a bridge where you end up at the main road.

I drove along the Horseshoe - stopping on several occasions to appreciate the wonderful views of Mullaghmore and the Gleniff valley. On my first visit I couldn't find the cave of Diarmuid and Grainne as the cloud cover was too low, so I decided to return a few days later when the weather had improved. I would love to walk this route and hope too again when I return in 2016.
Written November 11, 2015
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KLHR71
Harrington Hundreds, Smiths, Bermuda48 contributions
Solo
For my first visit to the Gleniff Horseshoe I decided to park at the picnic area and run the route - I reckon it is about 10K, the uphill is not so bad since it evens out and then starts uphill - I went clockwise and I think this is best because on the way back down the far side of the valley there was a very long downhill stretch (which of course would not be great uphill). There were some walkers at the top of the valley but given that it all looked like private land I am not sure where they were going - any readers who know and could recommend a route would be most welcome. My run was on a cloudy day - still beautiful but I imagine that it would be stunning on a sunny day.
Written April 4, 2015
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Pelirroja P
Leeds, UK41 contributions
Family
Very out of the way but worth seeking it out! Beautiful scenery, dramatic landscape and a lovely photo opportunities. There is also a picnic area but remember to take rubbish away!
Written February 10, 2015
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Eberhard M
Teolo, Italy89 contributions
Couples
looking for a nice walk in beautiful forest - that is the place to go. The Horseshoe has a nice picknick area and you can choose to walk just the small prepared loop or take longer walks and hikes.
Written June 24, 2013
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irish_captain
Strandhill, Ireland1,268 contributions
Solo
Along the entire Horseshoe loop drive, there's plenty of spots to stop & get out & do short hikes. All worth it! There's some really great small waterfalls, some you have to look for! You can climb some of the surrounding mountains, but access is limited in most places by landowners who do not appreciate people walking on their lands, so be careful.
Written June 14, 2013
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Rachel
Ireland15 contributions
Such a scenic route hidden in the middle of Sligo.
Ideal to drive around or walk around if the weather is good.
Written August 26, 2020
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Kathi W
Sligo, Ireland64 contributions
You can walk the loop or drive it by car (careful --> very small roads) but I recommend the way on horseback. You can book the mountain ride in Island view riding stables <3
Written October 9, 2019
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Andrew M
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The Gleniff Horseshoe is a must-see for all lovers of nature and you have the options to both drive or walk it which is nice. The scenery is amazing, my one complaint is its a bit hard to find.
Written August 15, 2019
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Stephen D
Galway, Ireland149 contributions
Couples
As we drove up to the end of drive we could help but say wow. The whole way around just beautiful scenry. Highly recommended to anyone near the area.
Written August 6, 2019
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