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“Well worth the walk”
Review of Knocknarea

Knocknarea
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2-Hour Surf Lesson and Guided Walking Tour of Coolera Peninusla from Strandhill...
Ranked #1 of 122 things to do in Sligo
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Reviewed 22 August 2014

We got lucky with the weather, the views from the top were amazing. A fantastic reward for getting a little short of breath on the way up. Just make sure you wear something sensible, flip flops, shorts and a t-shirt might be fine for shuffling around town, but Knocknarea is quite a climb and the weather is changeable. Use your brain!!!!

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Reviewed 19 August 2014

Though technically a mountain, it's a hill walk really, but the views are really spectacular. It's very suitable for children as it's a great spot to introduce them to hill walking. Bring a reasonable camera and binoculars and on a reasonably clear day you can see you can see at least six counties. If you are very lucky you might see an eagle.

1  Thank Joe M
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

I live close to Knocknarea and have climbed to the top several times. The view from the top is stunning and is well worth a visit. Park in the car park off the Glen road and take the pathway to the top.

1  Thank Aidan N
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

A nice Walk to Queen Maeves Grave, where you have a fantastic Panoramic view, specially when the Weather is not too bad...

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Reviewed 30 July 2014

From much of the Sligo area you can see the pile of stones on the distant mountain that is Knocknarea. It has a type of calling and if you get the chance on a fine day you should answer that call and make the journey.

Your car can bring you to a small car park on the side of the mountain and a small sign says that you have 1.2KM to the summit. Not too bad you may think and for the first 800 meters it is fine. The path may be uneven at times but is very manageable for even those in not so wonderful physical condition. Thereafter the path becomes much steeper, more uneven and physically challenging. Take your time on the way up and also on the way down and it should be manageable for most.

When you get to the top - and even on the way - take the time to savour the views. On top you will see the 4,000 your old Cairn that is reputed to contain the remains of Queen Maeve. Travel around the Cairn and make the most of the views of the surrounding countryside.

Well worth the effort.

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