Walking News

Biodiversity in Sligo this Winter

Getting out for a walk at this time of year can reveal lots of hidden secrets about our environment. And while we may think that nature is dormant for the Winter months, there’s still plenty going on for us to notice and appreciate, it’s just that sometimes things are a little harder to find. So, […]

6 Walks To Do This Halloween in Sligo

Halloween has its origins in Samhain, the ancient festival whereby our ancestors acknowledged that, with the harvest gathered, it was time to hunker down for the Winter. Many of the games we traditionally play at this time of year, even Trick or Treat, had their origins in our Celtic past, where we believed that a […]

Tommy Fleming – Singer #mysligowalks

One of Sligo’s best known singer/songwriters, who is also an actor, Tommy Fleming has developed a great love of the outdoors. But as much as he enjoys walking and exercise, sometimes Sligo can throw up new surprises, as we find out when he takes the Aughris Coastal Walk as part of the MySligoWalks series. The […]

Spectacular Loop Trail at Raghly

Our coastal trails are some of the gems of the Sligo landscape. From Enniscrone to Aughris, Streedagh to Mullaghmore Head and other places besides, we are so lucky to have these trails on our doorstep to enjoy throughout the four seasons of the year. Now a new walk has been added, the Raghly Loop Trail, […]

Temporary Closure at Hazelwood

Hazelwood Forest, one of Sligo’s busiest and most popular walks, will temporarily close for essential works from 8am to 6pm each day from Monday 21st August to Friday 25th August. For safety reasons, access to the forest will be closed to the public during this time. Contractors will be on site to carry out vital […]

Access to Killaspugbrone Walk Temporarily Closed

To facilitate the first ever air show at Sligo Airport, Strandhill, the Killaspugbrone Coastal Walk will be closed to walkers throughout Sunday August 6th. Access near the airport itself will be closed off throughout the day for health and safety reasons and will open again only after the event has concluded in the late afternoon/early […]

Discovering Sligo On Your Doorstep

If you have a couple of hours to spare this Summer, we highly recommend you join the Sligo Walking Trail, which provides tours every day that are both informative and free to the public. The Sligo Walking Trail brings walkers on a whistle stop tour of the town, unveiling interesting and often unknown bits and […]

New Safety Measures on Knocknarea

A series of new marker posts installed on the Queen Maeve Trail on Knocknarea will help walker safety and could save lives, according to supporters of the project. Ciarán Davis, Team Leader with Sligo Leitrim Mountain Rescue Team (SLMRT), says that these markers “can have a major role in keeping people safe on the mountain. […]

14 Places to Visit on the Yeats Trail

The many roadside rambles and woodland walks taken by a young WB Yeats in Sligo led to some of the poet’s best loved works, and these have now been gathered together in a useful new website www.YeatsTrail.ie. From The Wanderings of Oisin to The Fiddler of Dooney, The Stolen Child to the much loved The Lake Isle of Innisfree, themes explored […]

7 Roadside Walks in Sligo

As we look forward – in hope! – to an improvement in the weather, it’s probably a good time of year to consider shorter, flatter routes rather than some of the more strenuous upland trails. In this way we can avoid slippery and waterlogged terrain, make the most of the shorter daylight hours and still […]

Hillwalking in Poor Weather

Here in Sligo, we live in a part of the world where we don’t always get the clear weather we want to enjoy all that beautiful scenery. And the weather, even when you set out and it’s fine, can change pretty quickly, especially at this time of year. We do have a series of safety […]

Benbulben Forest Walk Perfect for the New Year

As we look ahead to the New Year and the resolutions that go along with that, how about exploring some of the walks we find on our doorstep? And what better way to start than by visiting Benbulben Forest Walk at Gortarowey, which has been recently improved by the addition of new signage at each […]

Hazelwood – a national forest on our doorstep

As we look for pleasant walks (with a welcome natural canopy to protect us from the elements) at this time of year, look no further than the newly improved and extended Hazelwood Forest Walk. Improved – certainly, following extensive work by Coillte led by horticulturalist Hedda Dick, whose team has done wonderful work in cutting […]

Sligo Public Warned About Wildfires

With wildfires reported in several locations around Ireland, and with temperatures set to continue to remain high over the weekend, members of the public are reminded to take care while walking here in Sligo and throughout the country. Unfortunately we have suffered from wildfires in Sligo in the past, and we should all take steps […]

5 Sligo Walks that inspired WB Yeats

As we celebrate Yeats Day – June 13th, the great poet’s birthday, we check out some of the places in Sligo that inspired him so much that he wrote about them in some of his most celebrated poems. So, we all know that Ireland’s most famous poet was from Sligo. Well, ok, maybe that’s not […]