Benbulben Loop

Trail description

This  panoramic trail takes you along the northern flank of the iconic flat topped Benbulben mountain. You can see Sligo and Donegal bay and the monastic Inish Murray Island to the west. In the distance you can see Knocknarea ( supposed burial place of Queen Maedbh of Connacht) and the Ox mountain range of West Sligo. On a clear day the Sliabh League cliffs in west Donegal can be seen.

Oak, birch, sycamore and alder can be seen in the vicinity of the trail head. The main species thereafter are Sitka spruce and Lodgepole pine. Both are exotic conifers whose natural range is western North America.

Trail Name: Benbulben Loop
Recreation Site: Gortarowey  [view site]
Trail Start Point: Car Park
Length:5.5km
Time: 2hrs
Degree of Difficulty: Easy   View Trail Grade Definitions
Metres Climb: 
Attributes: Loop Trail (Returns to Starting Point)
Finish Point: Car Park
Trail Way marking:Red