Walking News

Historic Walking Tour of Sligo

Simple ideas are often the most effective, especially in relation to raising the profile of local places of interest. The launch last Wednesday at the Glasshouse Hotel of a new free brochure aimed at tourists and Sligo people alike describes some of the important historical locations in Sligo Town, and the famous people associated with […]


Aughris – a truly scenic Sligo Walk


Aughris Head, a scenic headland in west Sligo, is located approximately 6km off the N59 road between Sligo and Ballina. A Wild Atlantic Way Discovery Point has been erected here to highlight the significance and beauty of the area. Ample parking is provided for all group sizes at the newly refurbished The Beach Bar, an […]


The Top Ten of the Most Instagrammable backdrops in County Sligo

Looking for the perfect photo spot in Sligo? We asked SligoWalks.ie social media guru Denise Rushe for her top 5 locations. You can also follow the Sligo Walks Instagram account, tag your photos #sligowalks. Seeking out the perfect backdrop for the perfect holiday snap to make your dearest and nearest that little bit jealous is […]


The Black Pig of Muckdubh

If your planing on taking our Walk of The Week this weekend then don’t even think about leaving Enniscrone without paying a visit to The Black Pig sculpture across the road from the Diamond Coast Hotel on the R297. The sculpture was created by Cillian Rogers of Dromore West to mark the spot where this […]


Robbery Highlights Vital Work of Mountain Rescue Team

The welcome news that the Sligo Leitrim Mountain Rescue Team (SLMRT) has recovered the equipment that had been stolen from them recently was a positive note on which to end the week. The surge of public support which was very evident online in the week or so since the equipment went missing from the service’s […]


RTÉ to Feature Sligo Walks on Tracks & Trails

The new series of the popular RTÉ walking series Tracks & Trails begins next Friday April 6th (RTÉ 1 8:30pm) and the first programme in the series will focus on some of the spectacular walks in County Sligo. In this episode Manchán Magan writer and broadcaster who is best known for his travels books and […]


Sligo Camino set for record numbers this July

Saturday 7th July has been announced as the date for the 5th annual Sligo Camino, with online registration opening this weekend Sunday April 1st. This trek takes walkers through spectacular scenery along a mix of tracks, trails, boardwalks, roads and forest paths along a 36km route linking counties Leitrim and Sligo. With the 600 places […]


10 Tips To Get Your Child Walking

Often getting involved in group activities is the best way for people to get active. Enrolling in a class, joining a community group, taking a walk with some friends, all are great ways to get active and motivated. Walking is a great way for anyone to get active. Unlike other sports, you need no particular […]


St. Patricks Tooth

If you find yourself in Strandhill or Sligo this weekend, take a walk over to Killaspugbrone Church, founded by St. Patrick and on the original site of Strandhill Village. The existing structure was built sometime between 1150 and 1220 and is said to have replaced the original church on the same site. The addition of the […]


Take on the 10,000 step Marchathon at IT Sligo

At the recent launch of the Healthy Campus initiative at IT Sligo three 4th year Public Health and Health Promotion students have announced their national step challenge campaign in the college in line with Smarter Travel. The Marchathon is the annual Smarter Travel Campus Walking Challenge that runs in the month of March each year. […]


A Ramble on a Sunny Sligo Morning

The week of great weather we’ve just had was a great time to catch up with some of those who have been taking part in the Sligo Spring Walking Series, which on Wednesday last saw over 30 walkers head up the Devil’s Chimney near Glencar. The Devil’s Chimney, or Sruth in Aghaidh an Aird, is […]


Sligo Spring Walk Series Gets Underway

Despite unfavourable weather forecast the Spring Walk Series got off to a great start last week with close to seventy walkers taking to the Sligo trails for two very enjoyable and sociable walks. The Series kicked off on Wednesday last with the Killaspugbrone Coastal Trail in Strandhill while a second walk took place at Slish […]