Bunduff Lake

Walk Information:

  • Length: 4 km
  • Ascent: <10m
  • Time: 1 hr
  • Longitude: 54.449070
  • Latitude: -8.446625
  • Trailhead: Roadside Parking
  • Waymarking: None
  • OSI Map Series: Series 16
  • Suggested Gear: Hiking boots, raingear, snacks, fliud and mobile phone

Directions - How to get to the Trailhead.

Take the N15 signposted Donegal north to Cliffoney village, approximately 1.5km after the village take a left turn at Creevykeel crossroads (beside a pub), take the first or second turn to the right and arrive at the lakeshore.

Bunduff Lake is a small coastal lake in close proximity to the sea. Given its strategic location it is of great significance for the bird life which abounds and is designated as a Special Protection Area (SPA) for birdlife.

The Route

The Bunduff Loop follows the network of minor county roads around Bunfuff Lough. The route is not waymarked but is easy to follow by keeping the lake on your left as you circle it. The route rewards the walker with stunning views of Benbulben, Benwiskin, Classiebawn Castle and Donegal Bay.

Did you know?

The habitat around Bunduff Lough is salt water marshland which attracts a variety of birds including whooper swans which arrive here in October from Iceland. Mallard and teal are found here in the Winter months and occasionally shovelled, scaup and tufted duck can be seen.

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