Walking News

7 places to see on the Sligo Way

Setting goals is a positive aspect of walking. Whether it’s about extending the length of your walk, or trying a harder climb or trail, walking can be a great way to test your resilience as well as improve your fitness. The Sligo Way is Sligo’s longest route at approximately 80km from its start at Lough […]


Walking The Dog During Lambing Season

With so many people getting out on Sligo’s walking trails this week and as the evenings get longer, a reminder to all that this is a busy time too for farmers. Lambing season is well underway and because many of our walking trails crisscross land where farmers have given permission to have trails developed, it’s […]


Art in Nature on the Walks of Sligo

Many of our beautiful walks in Sligo have, over the years, been embellished by art installations. These give both a reference point for a broader understanding of the history of the walk, or simply provide a discussion point for people as they ramble along the trail.  Some of these installations go back to time immemorial. […]


10 tips for hiking in bad weather

In the current phase of bad weather we recommend that you only walk close to home, and especially avoid any upland, coastal or remote walks that could become problematic if the weather takes a bad turn, not to mention the dangers of fallen or unstable trees in our woodlands or forests. But even during poor […]


Temporary Closure of part of Queen Maeve Trail

Walkers should note that access from the Strandhill entrance to the Queen Maeve Trail on Knocknarea will close to the public temporarily from 12pm midday of Thursday 21st December and will reopen at 12pm midday on Friday 22nd December. Access to the trail from the Rathcarrick and Knocknarea car park entrances remains unchanged. Therefore, walkers […]



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 […]