Guided Hike on Knocknarea - off the beaten track 

About

Knocknarea is a large hill 327m high situated west of Sligo city overlooking the seaside village of Strandhill. It is visually striking to all visitors of the north west with its large summit cairn which is believed to contain the burial tomb of Queen Maeve legendary queen of Connacht. The tomb has been classified as a Neolithic passage tomb and is estimated to be the largest in Ireland outside of the Boyne Valley measuring some 55 meters across and 10 meters in height. It has never been excavated. 

Experience 

  • Fully guided hike
  • Off the beaten trail where tourists rarely venture
  • Stunning scenery  

Meet at the Knocknarea car park where we start our hike up the track. We soon depart from the normal route and discover an area of Knocknarea rarely experienced by the crowds of regular visitors who daily climb the mountain. 

This guided hike is aimed at walkers of all levels of age and ability who would like to explore a more unusual side of  Knocknarea off the beaten track.  

 

Equipment Required

Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential – without these items you will regrettably be excluded from participating; walking trousers are advised or comfortable athletic clothing, (no jeans please); spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, and a small rucksack to carry it all in.

AVAILABILITY: Year Round

TRAIL LENGTH: 3 hour Round Trip

DIFFICULTY: Easy

  Queen Maeve's Cairn, Knocknarea

Queen Maeve's Cairn, Knocknarea

  On route to Knocknarea with High Hopes Hiking

On route to Knocknarea with High Hopes Hiking

  Hiking on Knocknarea

Hiking on Knocknarea