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Mount Errigal

Dunlewy, Letterkenny, Ireland
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Be prepared !

It was a wet a misty day when we decided to climb Mount Errigal I had hiked in Wicklow before and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MCCO36
via mobile
amazing place and views but seriously muddy

The views are amazing but we didn't make it very far, we were prepared as previous reviews talked... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gemma S
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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  • Very good19%
  • Average1%
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“great climb” (6 reviews)
“car park” (16 reviews)
“easy climb” (4 reviews)
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Dunlewy, Letterkenny, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a wet a misty day when we decided to climb Mount Errigal I had hiked in Wicklow before and was expecting some tracks but this is not for anyone who doesn't like getting mucky or wet. People were hiking it with runners and...More

Thank MCCO36
Reviewed 1 week ago

The views are amazing but we didn't make it very far, we were prepared as previous reviews talked about the mud so we had decent footwear and clothing. My 7 year old sank up to his thighs in mud and almost lost his boots, I...More

Thank Gemma S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I know it's not a very high mountain...but it gives a great impression of one!!!! Was lucky enough to be the first car in the car park last Thursday, so it was nice to have the mountain to myself for a short while. By the...More

Thank Mary F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small but good car park the a slog through a peat bog ( I agree with comments that some form of protection for the bog needs to be done otherwise this hillside will be destroyed). I used off-road running shoes and my feet and socks...More

Thank Malcolm D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent mountain with very spectacular quartz peak and ridge. Very easy to climb from the car park on the R251 road pass (between Errigal and Dooish mountains). Absolutely CRAZY that Donegal tourism has not put a proper path over the boggy section from this car...More

Thank A T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we were excited to climbing on top. what a amazing tour that was .Love it very much .We will back every summer.

Thank Gomes S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The car park is small (max 10 cars) but ample parking on the side of the road for when the sun is shining. Just over 2km rising about 500 metres until you reach the summit at about 750m above sea level. The first 500 metres...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 13 July 2017

On one of my recent trips to Donegal I decided to go for a hill walk and I was advised to go to Mount Errigal. Well it was better than I had imagined, it was 24 degrees with the wind blowing from the West so...More

Thank jeca130161
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

I've been wanting to climb Errigle for a few years now but only recently took the plunge. I've climbed a good few mountains before (Croagh Patrick, Cuilcagh Legnabrocky trail etc) so I had a fair idea what to expect and after reading reviews on here...More

3  Thank bf329
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Took us some good 3hours +- we started off the path and climbed the rocky side for a challange. On the way back we chose the marked orange path which in general I would suggest to use for climbing up as well. The view is...More

1  Thank ilonita50
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Clare_Marie2013
13 July 2017|
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Response from Waterford-TRIP | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I'd agree with the above two answers. The boggy start and the loose scree and stones on the climb itself would probably make it impractical and possibly unsafe to bring a dog along unless it was well trained and used to... More
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rasmom
8 January 2017|
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Response from kevinhayden | Reviewed this property |
Therte's a number of variables to consider, the wind direction and strength, recent rain which can make the going heavy, if you've done mountain climbing like this before you'll find this easy enough but allow up to 5 hours... More
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Cassie M
23 May 2016|
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Response from MILLER1969 | Reviewed this property |
It's really boggy & mucky at the start so trainers wouldn't be the best idea.
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