11th February 2017 Valentines Weekend Special - "Love is in the air" Guided Hike

Come along and enjoy hiking to one of the most scenic locations Sligo has to offer. 

Following on the success of our New Years High Note event we are now creating a hike on a different note.

The theme of this guided hike is one of stunning scenery and a truly romantic location. 

Why not treat your loved one to a special present for Valentines weekend. 


The Route. 

We will commence our hike at Glencar waterfall and ascent the Old Bog Road. The route will continue along the escarpment high overlooking Glencar Lake and the Castlegal Mountain range across the Valley. 

We will pass the ruins of an ancient shepherds hut alongside a tumbling stream. Soon we reach the top of a waterfall known as The Devils Chimney. This waterfall is listed as the tallest in Ireland. It is called "Sruth In Aghaidh An Aird" meaning "The stream against the height". On various occasions the flow of the waterfall blows upward due an updraught of air. We might get to witness this if we are lucky on the day. 

The hike continues to the high cliffs of Toormore where we will stop for lunch at a location known locally as "Hard Rock Cafe". From here we will have an overview of a unique glaciated location of the Swiss Valley which hosts an array of alpine plants. 

Our return route follows back along the escarpment and down to lake. 

Finally we will enjoy Tea/coffee and cake in the newly developed Glencar Teashed.

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

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

Distance: 9 kms

Height Gained: 300m

OSI Map: 16

Cost: €25 including Tea/coffee and cake in Glencar Teashed. 

Early booking is recommended as it is expected this event will be fully subscribed soon.

Pre registration is essential to avoid delays on the day. 


To book and register on this hike please email us at: highhopesmountaintreks@yahoo.com

or call us at: 086 3454045

or use the online enquiry form to apply


Registration will take place at 9:30am on the morning at the Glencar waterfall car park.

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.


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