Walking News

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 […]


Sligo in new walking programme

Over 40 delegates from 5 countries across Europe have launched a new walking project which could have a significant and positive impact on walking in Sligo. The new website – www.trailgazers.eu – was launched virtually earlier this month, with the aim of exploring the impact of walking and recreational trails on sustaining rural communities and […]


Further Easing of Covid-19 Walking Restrictions

As the idea of walking a little further than we’ve been used to over the past 10 weeks or so starts to take shape, we will soon be able to spread our wings a little further and enjoy walks that have remained out of bounds for so long. As the next phase of Covid-19 restrictions […]


Hazelwood, Union Wood & Benbulben Forest Walk Reopen

Some Sligo Walks which have been closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic have now been re-opened. Up until the Covid-19 shutdown, the walks at Benbulben Forest Walk at Gortarowey, Union Wood and Hazelwood, were among the most popular walks in Sligo. Now, ahead of the June Bank Holiday weekend, the good news […]


Queen Maeve Trail and Killaspugbrone Loop in new study

Two of the most popular walks in Sligo are set to be part of a research programme which aims to improve the quality of walking in Sligo. The Queen Maeve Trail on Knocknarea and the Killaspugbrone looped walk in Strandhill are among 8 walks in the region selected in a pilot programme being conducted throughout […]


Dog Control While Walking During Lambing Season

Despite restrictions on walking being in place due to the Covid-19 outbreak and people curtailed to walking within 2km of their homes, we should also remember that this is also lambing season. For walkers with dogs, this is particularly important. Dog owners are fully responsible for the control of their dogs. Where a walking route […]


Avoid Main Walks During Covid-19 Outbreak

UPDATE 27/03/’20 8:45pm: Following the Taoiseach’s press conference this evening, it has been announced that from midnight tonight, the public has been asked to remain at home for the next 2 weeks to help contain the spread of coronavirus. Exceptions include that people may exercise alone within a 2km radius of their home. The public […]



Advice on walking during the Covid-19 outbreak

In these challenging times – with the corona virus and the necessary social distancing in place to stop its spread, we will all be very much restricted socially over the coming weeks. However, it’s important – both physically and mentally – to maintain some kind of healthy routine, and thankfully the latest HSE guidelines in […]



Ballymote Heritage Trail Extended

Of all of the many wonderful walks in Sligo, few – if any – are as easily accessible and visually appealing as the newly revamped Ballymote Heritage Trail. Developed as a looped urban trail, it takes in many of the archaeological and historical features and buildings in one of Sligo’s most historically important towns. In […]


New Sligo Walking Guide Published

A new, updated and improved Sligo Walking Guide has just been published and is available FREE to the public from a number of outlets in Sligo. The new Sligo Walking Guide is a compilation of the best 40 walks in County Sligo. It is currently available at the Sligo County Council buildings at Riverside and […]



Walking Numbers Are Up In Sligo

With a month remaining in what has been a busy Summer season, SligoWalks.ie caught up with some of those involved in the promotion of tourism in the county, in particular in relation to how visitors engage with walking. The good news is that walking numbers are up up, visitors are finding more and more of […]


Launch of new Sligo Walking Guide Imminent

A new, comprehensive and free walking guide to the many spectacular walks in Sligo is about be launched. The updated Sligo Walking Guide features over 50 walks around the county, including detailed descriptions on the walks themselves, access points, levels of difficulty, maps and directions, and is sure to become an important resource for anyone […]


Sligo Camino Tickets – Winner Announced

The winner of 2 tickets for this year’s Sligo Camino is Úna Mulhall of Castlerea, Co. Roscommon. Úna and a friend will stay at the luxury Castle Dargan Hotel in Ballygawley, Co. Sligo, on the night before the Sligo Camino on 5th July, before walking the Camino itself on Saturday 6th July. Thanks to everyone […]



New Sligo Food Tours to combine walking and eating

If there’s one way to improve on a good walk, it’s to follow it up with a good lunch, and now Sligo can offer you the best of both! Just last week, the well-known German-Sligo couple Gaby and Hans Wieland launched Sligo Food Tours, a chance for the public to sample different aspects of food […]