If the weather is poor or you are not feeling up to a hike over the 412m Cloghmeen Hill, then best to take this alternative route... more » instead.
At the old ruined cottage, this route follows the track away from the main Bluestack Way mountain route and heads south-west down the Eanymore valley parallel to the Eany Beg river. Following this track for approximately 2 km gives the walker fine views across Donegal Bay on a clear day. Young plantations of conifers are fast becoming the prominent landscape feature of this area.
Besides the spectacular view towards the bay, there are some great tales that we'll be telling you along the way. We'll be showing you the location for starting a canoe ride down the challenging Owentocker river and you'll be passing close by a recorded episode of a pooka - a demonic sprite that has thankfully not been seen or heard from in nearly 200 years. We'll also be walking by the Bog Hotel, a shibeen that has garnered its fair share of press in recent years.
All in all, don't feel you'll be missing anything by taking this route. Like most parts of the Bluestacks, there's a story around every corner.
This guide was produced for Donegal Walkers Welcome with the aid of funding from The Heritage Council. less «