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Hazelwood Loop
Sligo TownCo. Sligo
This lakeshore loop in spectacular County Sligo boasts island views, pretty woodlands and even works of art over its easy 3km.

Taking just 1 hour to complete, this flat, easy loop in the Hazelwood Demesne near Sligo Town is also buggy and wheelchair-friendly.

Starting from pretty Half Moon Bay, the terrain consists of multi-access path and forest track as it skirts the stunning shoreline of Lough Gill. Along the way you’ll spot a smattering of idyllic islands and drink in seriously stunning lake views.

On the return you’ll walk through the demesne’s 250 year old woodlands and find a number of fascinating wooden sculptures by renowned Irish and international artists.

In nearby Sligo Town, enjoy your pick of welcoming pubs, cafés and restaurants to relax in after this delightful loop.

Trail details
Type
loop
Grade
Easy
Length
3km
Estimated time
60 minutes
Why we like it
  • Suitable for all ages and abilities.
  • Excellent views of Lough Gill, Dooney Rock, Church, Wolf, Cottage and Goat Islands, as well as an island known as Bernard’s. 
Tips from locals

Pack some lunch or a thermos of tea and make sure you stop to enjoy the quiet picnic area with stunning lakeside views of  Lough Gill.

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