Climbing Errigal

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About Climbing Errigal

This route up Errigal begins at the carpark on the road from Gweedore to Letterkenny (R251). The opening stretch of his route rises over some fairly heavy and boggy ground. Follow alongside the stream up towards a clearly visible track rising through the white silvery scree on the lower slopes of the mountain.

Follow this track up the mountain as far as the summit. At the summit you will find two peaks joined by a narrow path, while the first of these is the highest & the true summit, it's customary to make the short (30 – 40 meter) crossing to the second peak.

Take time to enjoy breathtaking views of the Derryveagh Mountains and Donegal countryside as well as views of the Islands and spectacular coastline.


The return leg takes about 40 minutes, but be careful on the descent as the scree can be quite loose underfoot.


Total walking time: give yourself 2-2.5 hrs.


Start Point
Distance (km)4.5 km
Type mountains/hills