• Benbulben Coopershill Estate
  • Benbulben cliff edge
  • Walking Glencar
  • Beach walk sligo


Hiking in County Sligo, Ireland is stunning.  Rolling green hills and forests in the east of Sligo give way to heather covered stony mountains which reach down to a spectacular coastline in the west.  So whether you like forest walks, mountain walking or fossil hunting on the ancient sand dunes of the coast, Sligo is for you.  As if this wasn't enough, Sligo has the greatest concentration of neolithic (4,000-5,000 years old) Passage Graves in Western Europe.  Many of these royal burial sites are situated in incredible landscapes with views over ancient lakes and mountains.  

At Coopershill we offer walking packages where we equip you with a delicious picnic stowed away in a handy backpack together with maps and advice for the perfect walking holiday in Sligo. 

Click on the following links for more information on specific walks:

Carrowkeel  40 minute

Lough Talt  1 hour

Lough Easkey  2 hours

Gleniff Horse Shoe  1.5 hours

Glencar Lake and Waterfall  2 hours

Knocknarea  1 hour

Streedagh beach 40 minutes

We can provide you with maps and advice as well as details of longer walks in Sligo during your stay at Coopershill.


Guided Walks

A guided walk from a fascinating professional archeologist is a great way to get the most from your time in the North West.  We highly recommend Auriel Robinson of Seatrails.


Secret gardens of Sligo

A collection of private gardens open to the public from May to September.