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10 of the best walks on the Wild Atlantic Way
Explore the Wild Atlantic Way and find some of Ireland's best hikes.
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The Wild Atlantic Way is heaven for hikers and walkers, with rugged trails that lead you from gorgeous villages to world class lookouts. Feel the power of the Atlantic Ocean as you reach the edge of the Cork coastline, clamber up challenging trails to the summit of Europe's largest accessible sea cliffs in Donegal, and head west to climb striking mountains and look out over the blue waters of Sligo Bay.

Here's all the best places to go hiking on the Wild Atlantic Way.

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Walk the breathtaking Bluestack Way to truly embrace the wilds of stunning County Donegal. Unfolding across the Bluestack Mountains, this 65km trail delivers incredible views across the North West.

Look north and the Bluestack Mountains stretch gracefully across the skyline with the deep blue glacial waters of Lough Eske visible below their peaks.

Visit Horn Head in northern Donegal for dramatic cliff views out to sea.

Knocknarea Mountain (Cnoc na Rí) is situated four miles west of Sligo Town, in the area of the Strandhill Peninsula. This breathtaking mountain dominates the skyline of Sligo town it is 1078 feet high.

Embrace some stunning Wild Atlantic Way landscapes on this 2.4km trail up to the summit of Knocknarea Mountain. Boasting ancient history and captivating County Sligo scenery, Queen Maeve’s Trail is a gem.

Explore the unmatched beauty of County Mayo’s Erris Head on this breathtaking 5km loop. Treating walkers to lush landscapes and salty seascapes, embrace this truly captivating corner of the Wild Atlantic Way.

Hike to the top of the Sliabh Liag (Slieve League) cliffs on the south west coast of County Donegal and marvel at the terrific views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Sligo Mountains and Donegal Bay.

Measuring roughly 21km in length and just 4km across its widest point, this undulating ridge jutting out from the Atlantic from west County Cork is a beautiful place to explore.

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Trek across towering mountains and marvel at astounding coastal views on a hike along the Wild Atlantic Way. Pop over to our Wild Atlantic Way page for all the info you need for your next holiday.

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