The quiet roads on the Carrickfinn Peninsula provide ideal walking terrain. For the keen walker there are a number of Waymarked Way walks in this part of Donegal – Slí an Earagail and Slí na Rosann. There are also numerous walking trails in Glenveagh National Park. A recent addition in the region has been the development of the Burtonport Railway Walk.
Slí an Earagail
Slí an Earagail is a section of the 280km Slí Dhún na nGall that covers the West Donegal Gaeltacht. The circular, relatively flat route is named after Errigal mountain which rises to the east and whose pyramidic, grey-streaked quartzite cone is a presence frequently visible along the route, even from the coastal stretches. It is a richly varied route through landscapes that represent the best in Donegal scenery, including a promenade through moorland just under Errigal, spectacular island-scattered Atlantic sea coast and stretches beside two beautiful lakes, Lough Nacung and Lough Dunlewy. The terrain consists of coastal paths (some rough), forestry tracks, bog roads and mainly quiet public roads
Slí na Rosann
Slí na Rosann is a 65km circular route covering much of the Rosses – an area which lies between the western outliers of the Derryveagh Mountains and the much indented Atlantic coast in west County Donegal. It is a wonderfully scenic, rock-strewn landscape scattered with more than a hundred lakes,. Slí na Rosann brings walkers through this dramatic and often harsh landscape, passing on its way through the town of Dungloe and the villages of Crolly, Maghery and Burtonport.