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Explore coastal scenery, forest landscape and ancient heritage on a remote 6.9km loop in breathtaking County Sligo. A picturesque stretch of the rugged Wild Atlantic Way, you’ll soon discover why this county attracts so many outdoor enthusiasts.

Taking two hours to complete, this relatively remote coastal walk starts at the northern end of Strandhill’s seafront promenade.

The route passes the early Christian site of Killaspugbrone Church and follows sandy, stony and gravel path through a variety of coastal habitats including sand dunes, salt marsh and pine woodland around Sligo Airport runway.

The loop returns on roadside footpaths and showcases simply magnificent views of Benbulben, Knocknarea Mountain and Sligo Bay. The trail ascends 30m overall.

Don’t miss the chance to sample incredible local food in one of Strandhill’s many welcoming cafés, pubs and restaurants, once you’ve completed this satisfying trail.

Trail details
Loop trail
Moderate trail
Estimated time
2 hours
Why we like it
  • Along with stunning coastal scenery, you’ll embrace exceptional views of renowned table mountain Benbulben and Knocknarea Mountain, the site of Queen Maeve’s Neolithic burial cairn.  
  • This walking route also affords sensational views over serene Sligo Bay.
Dog friendly
Family friendly
Free to visit
Free car parking
Hidden gem
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Contact details
Strandhill,Co Sligo
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