Join in the 4th annual Big Ramble walking festival in the Dunfananghy area organised by Narosa. The Dunfanaghy area in north west Donegal is home to some breath taking landscapes which can be rivalled in very few parts of Europe.
There is a massive variety of walks on offer in the area, from challenging mountainous treks to forest trails to beautiful coastal strolls. The Narosa team are keen walkers and have depth and experience in discovering the areas hidden gems. They will guide you through the area exploring many breath taking views that are often undiscovered by travellers. Enjoyment for all levels and abilities with varied levels of walks on both the Saturday and Sunday.
The evenings will have traditional Irish music and some céllí dancing to loosen out the walking muscles. Come along relax, unwind and check out everything Donegal has to offer. Narosa will organise the routes, maps, guides, entertainment and also have a go getting the sunshine to come along! There are also some great accommodation packages available just for walkers.
The walks will be separated into two ramble levels and you can decide on the route.
The ridge 1-2h
The summit 3-4h
Tramore beach 1-2h
McSwyne’s Gun Loop 4-5h
For all walks on the weekend please meet in the Glenveagh room at Arnold’s hotel on the high street in Dunfanaghy at 9.30am. Complimentary tea and coffee will be served during registration from 9.30am-10am.
How do I get involved?
Please email your interest or call into the Narosa shop in town. Alternatively you can just turn up on the day at 9.30am for registration. The walking weekend is open to all so bring as many friends and family as you can.
Friday 4 October
Warm welcome to the town
• Big Rambler opener at Arnolds Hotel
• local live music
Saturday 5 October
Views from Tory Island to Downing’s, Glen and Glenveagh sit “a-top” the world
• Meet at Arnolds 9.30am, return approx 2.30pm
• 5km, 450m ascent,5hr walk, free, car share
Muckish Mountain (the ridge)
Beautiful Estate, wild open moorland and timeless lakes
• Meet at Arnolds 9.30am , return approx 1pm
• 2km, 200m ascent, 2hr walk, free, car share
Traditional Music Session Night
• 9pm, Oyster, Mollys, Arnolds and Patsy Dans, Free
Sunday 6 October
Beautiful rugged walk with breathtaking geological features
• Meet at Arnolds 9.30am, return approx 1pm
• 10km, 200m ascent, 3hrs, free, no transport required.
Seclude and Stunning discover the one of Irelands hidden gems
• Meet at Arnolds 9.30am, return approx 12pm
• 2hr ,50m ascent, free, no transport required
Magnificent Arnolds Bbq
The biggest challenge of the weekend, can you finish all this fine food….
• Meet Arnolds bar from 1pm
• Open to walkers and non walkers all welcome