There are a wonderful selection of marked trails and pathways waiting to be explored. Sitting just a short drive along the Lough Foyle coast from us is the pretty town of Moville. At its heart is the handsome Green, a large Victorian park on the seashore with bandstand, playgrounds, walking trails and coastal footpaths offering sweeping views across the lough to Co. Derry opposite. There is a beautiful gentle walk along Lough Foyle shore, passing quiet secluded beaches, historic sites and elegant homes.
For the more adventurous, the cliff top trails at Fort Dunree or Malin Head offer spectacular views. The Fort Dunree Military Museum houses a fascinating display of memorabilia, including large guns from the 20th century used to protect the Irish coast and navies during the first and second World Wars.Perched on the cliffs overlooking Lough Swilly, the area is home to an abundance of wildlife and birds.
Grianán of Aileach is most likely the most well-known monument on Inishowen. The megalithic stone fort is dated back to 1700BC and was originally built by the Tuatha de Danann who invaded Ireland before the Celts. Later the site became the hilltop fortress of the McLaughlin and O’Neill Kings of Ulster before being destroyed by Murtough O’Brien in 1101AD.
Glenveagh National Park and Castle covers 14,000 hectares of loughs, glens and woods and encompasses two of the largest mountains in Donegal, Errigal and Slieve Snacht. The park includes an excellent visitors centre with audio-visual show that tells its fascinating history.