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Lake Side & View Point Trails – Glenveagh National Park

Lake Side & View Point Trails – Glenveagh National Park

Intermediate
02:27
5.58 mi
2.3 mph
425 ft
425 ft
Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

Tour Overview

Starting Point
1.00 mi
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View of Lough Veagh

Hiking Highlight (Segment)

2.19 mi
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Glenveagh Castle

Hiking Highlight

2.45 mi
5.58 mi
Destination

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Tour Profile

Waytypes

Hiking Path: 1.06 mi
Path: 4.48 mi
Street: < 109 yd

Surfaces

Unpaved: 1.09 mi
Gravel: 2.88 mi
Paved: 1.35 mi
Unknown: 0.27 mi

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Irland planned a hike.

July 27, 2021

Comments

  • Irland

    On this beautiful nine kilometer tour you can expect great views of the lake Lough Veagh and the stately country house Glenveagh Castle with its beautiful castle garden from the Victorian era. The terrain is mostly flat, only at Glenveagh Castle you have to climb a few meters on the way to the castle garden.Your hike starts at the parking lot, which is located in the immediate vicinity of the Glenveagh National Park Visitor Center. On your way to the shores of Lough Veagh you look out over the beautiful valley of Glenveagh.While you are now walking on the path that meanders along the south bank of the lake Lough Veagh, there are always wonderful views of the lake with its small scattered island and the open hills and rugged granite cliffs behind it.The lakeshore path ends for you at the country house Glenveagh Castle. The building, erected in the 1870s, is particularly noticeable because of its neo-Gothic construction in the Scottish barional style with its battlements. Just as striking is the castle garden, which offers a drastic counterpart to the wild and rough surrounding Irish nature with its strict form and order.After your tour of the castle gardens, you can decide to go back the way you are familiar or you can take the bus back to the visitor center of the national park. You can buy the bus ticket for this in the castle.

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    • August 4, 2021

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Lake Side & View Point Trails – Glenveagh National Park

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