Following the Inishowen 100 scenic drive and Wild Atlantic Way coastal route you will pass a stretch of coast that follows the expanse of Lough Foyle to the rich green fields of the Inishowen countryside. The Inishowen Head Loop is located 4kms North-East of the fishing village of Greencastle. The trail head is well signposted from Stroove beach and the upper road between Stroove and Greencastle.
Picture Perfect Views Along The Inishowen Head Loop
Scaling a steep incline you will arrive at a spacious car park with unforgettable views overlooking the charming Stroove beach and Lighthouse, see below.
From this point you can get a picture perfect view across to Magilligan Point, a scenic coastal area in neighbouring Northern Ireland. The Lough Foyle Ferry travels from the nearby coastal town of Greencastle to Magilligan everyday during the Summer months. The scenic loop follows bog roads, lane ways and rough tracks affording you uninterrupted views of the Inishowen countryside. You can take a break at intervals along the route where seating and information panels are provided to inform you of wildlife and history associated with this area of Inishowen.
Countryside And Coast Along The Inishowen Head Loop, Donegal
Features along the way include a WWII Lookout Tower on Inishowen Head and a beautiful viewing point at Portkill from where St Columba left for Iona. During your walk you will be struck by the tranquility of the remote countryside that provides wonderful coastal views of Lough Foyle, North coast of Inishowen and on a clear day, Scotland. You will notice directional markers and the National Waymarked arrows at intervals along the route. The Inishowen Head Loop, a dog friendly route (lead permitted) is a perfect location to take your dog for a long walk.Walking In Inishowen