Inishowen Way

Route

Inishowen Wild Way - The Route

Section 4 Culdaff to Tremone

Departing from the village green, take the coastal road/footpath (a Sli na Slainte) along the river to GR 53680 49780, where you descent a short track, through a gate, to the estuary. Either continue around the beach, or cut through one of the little trails through the sand hills, to the beach carpark and eventually the childrens’ playpark at GR 5470 4970.

Dawn over Dunmore HeadCuldaff

Follow the coastal road past a caravan park, until it turns right, and at this point (GR 55302 49784) follow the road back uphill, until it joins the Culdaff/Carrowmena Road. (It is hoped to find an agreed route over Dunmore Head to Redford Bay, but permission has not been gained for this yet). Turn left, and continue along the road for approx 1.5 kilometres, past some mushroom houses on the right, and turn left again, up a lane to Watch Hill (approx 400 metres after emerging on the road) at GR 56202 48336. The laneway twists through some ruined cottages GR 56454 48546, joining another lane at GR 56667 48489, where you turn right, then first left, beside a cottage GR 56598 48363, to another T-junction at GR 56960 48177. Follow this minor tarmaced lane left (north east) towards Bootog to a right angled turn GR 57273 48360, and then to another T-junction at GR 57689 47836.

The lane at Watch HillThe Darcy Magee path, Tremone

Turn left, and continue down to another sharp bend at Crockaveela, after which there are more ruined cottages and a further T-junction at GR 58253 47584. This time, go right, then first left (opposite Tremone sign) at GR 58095 47535, and continue through the hamlet of Ballycharry, to GR 58589 46927, where the Darcy Magee path is picked up, leading, over a footbridge, and into the picturesque village of Carrowmena, beside the Tremone Bar, GR 59194 46261. (On this track there is an ancient slab cross at GR 58763 46816). Turn left, and keep left at the end of the village, and the road leads down to Trean House B&B at GR 59235 47112 (Telephone 0749367121). Allow 4-4.5 hours from Glengad.


Section 1 Buncrana to Dunree Section 2 Dunree to Clonmany Section 3 Clonmany to Culdaff Section 4Culdaff to TremoneSection 5 Tremone to Greencastle