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Kings Mountain to Glencar - Guided hike

This in my opinion is one of the most beautiful hikes throughout Sligo and is highly recommended.


The hike combines stunning scenery, historic interest and industrial history. The start of spring brings a change of colour and vibrancy to the landscape.

We commence the day by climbing Kings Gully, stopping at the Noble Six cross to remember the terrible time in Ireland's civil war that lead to tragic events that unfolded on Kings Mountain.

The route continues along the escarpment with views of the Glencar Valley.

A short detour will bring us to the old disused Barytes mines at Glencarbury where we can learn about the history of Barytes mining and its importance to the locality of Sligo/Letrim for many years.

Then its on to explore the highest waterfall in Ireland, the Devils Chimney known as "Sruth Aigh ar an Airde", which translated literally means "The stream against the height". A unique feature of this waterfall is that at certain times it flows upward due to the .updraught

Finally we make our way down the old bog road to Glencar lake and the end of our hike.

The hike will take approx. 4 to 5 hours to complete at a gentle pace.

Difficulty level: Moderate. Well within the reach of good regular walkers.

Meet at Glencar Waterfall car park at 9:30am

Distance: 12 kms

Height Gained: 500m

OSI Map: 16

Cost: €25

Pre registration is essential.

Once we receiver your booking request you will be sent an email with details on how to register.

To book and register on this hike please email us with your name address and contact no at:

or call us at: 086 3454045

Please note that your places are not guaranteed until registration fee is paid.

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. Walking poles are recommended.

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