The hills and cliffs of North West Donegal
are still relatively unfrequented and little restraint is put on
walkers. Nearby there are stunning unspoilt beaches, forest walks, quiet
country roads and a wealth of historical sites to explore. The more energetic
walker will discover the inaccessible spots; the dramatic cliff walks;
the remote hills, glens and lakes which the driver misses.
The Rosses boasts a large number of
habitual high cliff faces, fine sandy beaches, upland heath and bog and
important wetland areas. These plus the estuaries of Gweedore and Gweebarra
provide rich feeding habitat for large numbers of bird species.
Dungloe is the capital of the Rosses,
an area lying between the estuaries of Gweedore and Gweebarra. It is well
known as one of the most rugged parts of Ireland and an ideal base for
an activity holiday.The oceans and lakes are perfect for fishing, wind
surfing, swimming, canoeing, water sking and sailing.
The fishing enthuasist will be well catered
for in the Rosses with 130 lakes, river, shore and sea fishing to choose
from. Information on permits, boat hire, tackles and advice can be obtained
from the Rosses angelers association.
For golfers thers is a choice of excellent
links courses to choose from in the Rosses area.The more energetic golfer
will find sufficient challenge in the 18- hole links while those with a
more leisurely approach will find the 9- hole links equally enjoyable.
ACTIVITIES WITHIN 30KM
Glenveagh National Park, Dunlewy Lakeside
Centre, Daniel O'Donnells Viking Hotel and Donegal Airport.
Horse riding is well established within the
area and local stables provide for beach rides for beginners to two
and three hour rides and a full day for more experienced riders.