The Poisoned Glen lies right at the foot of Errigal (Donegal’s highest mountain). The views whether from above looking down into the valley and over Lough Dunlewey, or below looking upwards to the impossing mountain behind are very beautiful and it is probably one of the most photographed areas of Donegal, particularly the old church that lies in the valley.
Tory Island is a tiny island just 4km/2 and a half miles long and 1.2km/three quarters of a mile wide sitting the Atlantic Ocean 11km/7 miles off the north coast of County Donegal. It can be reached by one of two ferries which run on a daily basis (weather permitting) from either Magheroarty or Bunbeg.
Ards Forest Park
A visit to Ards Forest Park will reward everyone at any time of the year. The park covers approximately 480 hectares (1200 acres) and includes a variety of habitats, among them sand dunes, beaches, salt marshes, salt water lakes, rock face and, of course, coniferous and deciduous woodlands. –
Walk along the coast of Maghery (sandy plain) with history and heritage …. Passing the 18th century red house Kelp factory, view the signal tower built around 1804-06 during the Napoleonic War and the soap stone underground quarry used to make talcum powder, this mining for soapstone had started in 1860’s, this mining shaft was built 7 metres below sea level and the main tunnel went for several hundred metres out under the sea which followed a seam of top quality white soapstone.
Even without this natural illumination, Muckish is a spectactular sight with it’s distinctive block visible for miles around. It is from this distinctive flat-top from which Muckish derives it’s name, the Irish being ‘An Mhucais’ which translates as ‘pig’s back’.
Bloody Foreland with its single granite dry-stone walls is one of the iconic cultural landscapes of County Donegal. It is a moderate walk, although there is no climbing involved, the route underfoot can be rough in places and sections of the walk can feel remote, particularly in poor weather.