Overlooking the spectacular Horn Head Peninsula in North West Donegal, the variety of sign posted walks and trails to explore in the area are endless - from local beach strolls to hikes around Horn Head, Ards Forest Park, Glenveagh National Park, the Muckish to Errigal Mountain Range, Lough Agher, The Poisoned Glen and many more. The area is also rich in history with the remains of Neolithic stone circles, court tombs and passage tombs as well as prehistoric field boundaries.
Choose Arnolds Hotel in the heart of Dunfanaghy village for your next walking holiday base and we will happily create a bespoke activity package to include overnight accommodation, breakfast, packed lunches for your adventure and evening meals. We also offer all our guests the following added extras:
- Complimentary drying facilities for wet gear
- Support in planing your daily routes based on experience and ability
- Information on professional guided walks talking place during your stay in the area
Popular Local Scenic Walks starting at Arnolds Hotel include:
Horn Head 9 Mile Loop Walk: Enjoying stunning views of the Muckish to Errigal Mountain Ranges and New Lake, the magnificent Sea Cliffs at the back of Horn Head and visit the 'Look Out Point' just off route with panoramic views of Tory Island, Fanad Head and the Rossguill Peninsula. As you begin the journey back to the village of Dunfanaghy you will enjoy views of Breaghy Head, Portnablagh, and the stunning Killahoey Beach.
Dunfanaghy - Purt Lake - Corcreggan - Dunfanaghy 9 Km (5.5 miles) Walking from Arnolds Hotel c south of the village to the first hill with views of Clonkahorkey Old Church and Sheephaven Bay. This walk will continue via the peaceful local fishing spot of Purt Lake where there is an abundance of wildlife including ravens, peregrine falcons and corncrakes and more recently golden eagles. Continue the walk to Greenhill and back towards Dunfanaghy via Corcreggan with magnificent views of New Lake, Tory Island and Horn Head.
The Famine Heritage Walk: Leave the village behind you and enjoy the stunning views of Horn Head, Killahoey Beach, the Atlantic Drive, the Famine Graveyard, Tory Island and Muckish Mountain.