Mount Errigal 751m is the highest mountain in Donegal. It is situated in the Derryveagh Mountains. Its lesser peak is called Mackoght 555m, also called little Errigal.
This guided hike will form a loop commencing on an ancient bog road which leads to the beautiful Altan lake and farm. We will ascent to the rocky quartize peak of Mackoght and then after a brief descent make our way up to the summit of Errigal. To complete the route we will descend on the narrow but safe ridge to cross the peaty ground along the river bank to the car park.
The steep scree covered slopes of Errigal are well known for the pinky glow from its quartzite peak during a setting sun.
The views across to the Derryveagh peaks are stunning and also the famous Poison Glen with its distinctive old church ruins.
Meet at Mount Errigal car along the R251 just before the village of Dunlewy at 10am
Cost: 25 Euro per person.
Group size: Max no 12 (Early registration recommended)
Time 5/6 hours.
Height Gain 750m
Pre registration is essential.
To register for this guided hike please send an email via the event page or web site outlining how many places required and details of current address and contact tel no.
You will then receive an email detailing how to complete the registration.
Difficulty level. Hard. Good level of fitness required and the ability to deal with rough and exposed terrain is essential.
To register for this hike please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call us at: 086 3454045
Please note that places on this hike are not guaranteed until the registration fee is paid.
Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential; hiking trousers are advised, (no jeans please); spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in.