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Errigal Twin Peaks - (Fully Booked) a guided hike


Due to popular demand we are now offering another opportunity to climb Donegal's highest mountain.

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: 30 Euro per person.

Group size: Max no 12 (Early registration recommended)

Time 5/6 hours.

Height Gain 750m

Distance 8kms

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:

or call us at: 086 3454045

Please note that places on this hike are not guaranteed until the registration fee is paid.

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Equipment required:

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.

NB - Cancellation policy


Hike that are cancelled with one month of event Full refund

Hikes that are cancelled within 14 days of the event a refund of 50%

Hikes that are cancelled within 7 days no refund available apart from exceptional cases due to illness or family bereavement

Earlier Event: November 2
Sligo's Royal Peaks - a guided hike