Sligo Walks

What better way to discover Sligo, than by walking through its rich and diverse landscape. From waymarked routes and coastal paths to mountain hikes and strolls through floral scented woods. Sligo’s breathtaking landscape will refresh and enliven your senses, and you don’t have to be on your own. There are plenty of clubs and walking groups around the county who head out on regular excursions, so get in touch, get active and make some new friends.

Guides and Clubs

Walking Guides

Northwest Adventure Tours is a company specialising in guided biking, hiking and stand up paddle boarding tours.
Contact: William at

Seatrails offer guided heritage walks in coastal locations and on scenic mountain treks. Auriel will help you discover ancient hidden gems of Sligo, hidden away places, incredible fossils, archaeology, wild flowers and birds.
Contact Auriel at

John Ryan operates as an independent local walking guide and is a mine of information about all things Sligo! John can be contacted by emailing him at

High Hopes Hiking offers guided hikes and treks throughout Ireland and UK. David Bourke is a fully qualified Mountain Leader, certified by An Bord Oiliunt Sleibhe, the Irish Mountain Training Board, Mountaineering Ireland and an active member of Sligo Mountaineering Club and Mountaineering Ireland. Contact David at

Awsome Adventures playground is in the Glencar Valley Co. Sligo/Leitrim with its world famous Glencar Water Fall. While hiking along the edge of Kings Mountain overlooking the valley, you will be left in total awe at this amazing landscape. The mountains are only 647m above sea level so a hike is not as strenuous as people might think. To find out more, click here.

First Adventure Tours delivers quality outdoor adventure opportunities to help get away from the hustle bustle and stress that we sometimes find ourselves in, So whether it’s climbing a mountain, kayaking or other water based fun, wilderness camping or a host of other adventures makes your day, why not get in touch by clicking here

Guided Walking Tour of Sligo is the initiative of Sligo Tourist Development Association Ltd. It is FREE guided walking tour of Sligo. This walking tour runs Monday to Saturday starting at the Tourist Information Office in O’Connell Street and commences at 11:00 am. These tours will commence in June and run until the end of September Join when you wish and leave when you wish. This tour will include places of historical musical, sporting and cultural interest.

Wild Atlantic Ways offer tailored touors of Sligo county. Find out more here.

Walking Clubs

Listed below are some of the clubs and groups around County Sligo who meet regularly for varying levels of walking activities. If you are involved in a club or group and you’d like to see your details listed here, just get in touch through our Contact Page and we’ll include you. If you’d like to start a walking club or group, get in touch with Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership, they’d be delighted to help.

Club: Sligo Walking Club
Activity: Weekly, both in Sligo and including trips away.
Contact: Jim Newman

Club: Enniscrone Walking Club
Activity: Weekly
Contact: Mairéad Maguire

Club: North Sligo Walking Club
Activity: Weekly, every Wednesday
Contact: Jackie Warnock

Club: Sligo East City Community Walking Group
Activity: Weekly, every Thursday. Meet at Riverside Hotel Lobby at 10:15 sharp.
Website (Facebook):

Club: Sligo Mountaineering Club
Activity: Regular Sunday outings. Contact the club for details.

Club: Carran Walking Club
Activity: Walks on the first and third Sundays of the month. Check their site for details.

Club: Sligo Camino
Walking Activity: A 36km trek in July
Contact: Damien McGuinn

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