Walking News

6 Sligo walks to do when restrictions ease

Yesterday’s announcement that the Government is to allow people to travel within their county is also good news for walkers. The easing of travel restrictions from April 12th onwards means that we will be free to visit places in Sligo that were previously beyond our 5km limit. With this in mind, we have listed a […]


Staycationing in Sligo this Summer

Walking and activities providers in Sligo are hoping for a boom Summer of visitors if Covid-19 restrictions begin to ease, as expected, next month. Depending on how and when the country opens up again, it is likely that people living in Sligo may decide to stay within the county for a well-earned break, and, as […]


Almost €600k investment in Sligo walks

Outdoor recreation sites in Sligo have received a major funding boost of €594,000 today. As part of a national allocation of €6.5m for outdoor recreational amenities, three walks in Sligo will receive funding. Benbulben Forest Walk in Gortarowey will receive €198,000, as will the walk at Lough Talt in the south of the county. And […]


St Brigid’s Well in Sligo

Today, February 1st, is St. Brigid’s Day, in honour of our Patron Saint. While St Brigid had connections mainly with the east of the country, we also have connections here in Sligo – St Brigid’s Well in Cliffoney is one such example. Cliffoney, as we know, is located along the main Sligo-Donegal road, and this […]


5 Ways To Get Through Lockdown

We’re all finding the current Covid-19 restrictions tough, and it looks like they may be here for some time to come. But there are great ways to use your #staywithin5km walks to maintain both positive physical and mental well being. Here are some tips about how to benefit from the nature which surrounds us during […]


Funding Announced For Sligo Walks Projects

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Dara Mulvey has welcomed the announcement of funding for projects under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme. ‘The Department  of Rural and Community Development has confirmed funding for a range of  projects  in County Sligo, and this is a great boost for the many voluntary groups and local committees […]


Visit Ireland’s Highest Waterfall in Sligo

As we start the New Year, we’d like to bring some of our best walks to you. So, while so much uncertainty remains and this walk is only accessible to you if you live within 5km, here’s a great walk which won’t take long, and provides wonderful balm for the soul, and perhaps some aching […]


Temporary Closure at Ballygawley Woods

Coillte have notified us of a closure of a section of forest near Ballygawley at Castledargan which is located near The Sligo Way and is popular with local walkers. The closure will take place near the village of Ballygawley in an area used by walkers as an access route to The Sligo Way after you […]



Preparing For Hiking This Winter

Despite regular warnings and our own best efforts, sometimes hill walking can be a risky experience. If you plan to take on some of the more challenging hills in your community this Winter, it’s a good idea to take some points on board. And remember, all walks must take place within 5km of where you […]


National Walking Day On Sunday 27th Sept 2020

National Walking Day takes place next Sunday 27th September, when we are encouraged to take to the Great Outdoors to enjoy some of the walks on our doorstep here in Sligo. As public events cannot be organised this year regarding clustering concerns over Covid-19, people are advised to make plans to avoid some of the […]


New Walking Series Begins With Streedagh

In this new walking series produced by Sligo Walks for The Sligo Champion, we focus on some of the most beautiful walks in Sligo, through the eyes and words of a local person. This week, it’s Spanish Armada enthusiast Eddie O’Gorman, who talks about his favourite beach, Streedagh, home to three Spanish Armada wrecks, and […]