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Walking Trails Donegal

Hiking And Walking Trails in Donegal Ireland Near Jacksons Hotel Ballybofey

Walking Trails

Famous for its picturesque scenery and countryside, Donegal is just waiting to be explored. At the doorstep of our hotel are numerous walking trails that take you into the heart of the countryside and around the nearby towns. 

The Nature Trail in Drumboe Wood

Time: 1 hour | Distance: 4km | Terrain: Woodland

Our hotel lies beside the River Finn and just across the river on the opposite bank is a gorgeous mixed woodland area. Here is a Nature Trail with numbered stops that identify particular points of interest including a wide array of different trees and flowers.

Around Troopers Hill

Time: 2 hours | Distance: 9km | Terrain: Country roads and woodland

This is a nice scenic walk through the countryside on country roads and lanes close to Ballybofey. The route takes you around Troopers Hill where you can breathe in the country air and listen to the sounds of the North-West.

Dreenan Bridge

Time: 1-2 hours | Distance: 4-8km | Terrain: Roads and footpaths

This is a relaxing walk around the Twin Towns of Ballybofey and Stranorlar. During your walk you will see fantastic views of both urban and countryside Donegal.

Lough Finn and Lough Muck

Time: 2 hours | Distance: 11km | Terrain: Public roads and quiet paths

A half an hour drive from the hotel which is a wonderful journey in itself, is Lough Finn. You will then arrive and do a lap of the spectacular Lough followed by a short walk on the R252 road. After a stroll through the woods you will find Lough Muck hidden away in the quiet hills.
On arrival our reception team can provide you with more detailed information.