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Lenan Loop
Clonmany, Co. Donegal
Free to visit
Lenan Loop Walk is a short walk and mostly follows bog road along the coastline with fine views over Lenan Bay.

A-B. Leaving the trailhead at the beach at Lenankeel follow the green (and purple) arrows as the loop turns right crosses a concrete bridge and follows a surfaced roadway for 150m. The purple arrows are for a longer and more challenging Urris Lakes Loop. After 150m the road turns sharp left at a farmhouse – the loops turn right here and join a stony roadway. Pass through a gate and continue to follow this bog road as it starts to ascend. After only 300m you reach a Y-junction. This is the point to which you will return later – for now veer left and uphill.

B-C. Continue to follow the green and purple arrows as both loops ascend for nearly 1km to reach some old sheds. Here both loops turn right onto a bog road which takes you downhill to reach (after 500m) a junction near a stream crossing. The longer Urris Lakes Loop turns left here – but you turn right.

C-B-A. Now follow this bog road which runs parallel to the coastline with fine views over Lenan Bay. After nearly 1km you regain the junction at B above – this time continue straight ahead. Descend to reach the surfaced road at the farmhouse again – turn left and enjoy the 150m back to the trailhead!

Trail details

Walking Trail
Lenan Beach
Dogs allowed:
    Time:45 mins
    Nearest town start:Clonmany
    Nearest town finish:Clonmany
    Start point:Lenan Beach Car Park
    Finish point:Lenan Beach Car Park
    Waymarking:Green arrow on white background
    Facilities:At Clonmany car parking, shops, petrol station
Contact details
Gaddyduff, Clonmany, Co. Donegal, Ireland
Leave no trace
  • Plan ahead and prepare
  • Be considerate of others
  • Respect farm animals and wildlife
  • Travel and camp responsibly
  • Leave what you find
  • Dispose of waste properly
  • Protect nature from fire
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