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Walking & Hiking Breaks in Donegal

Donegal & North West

Ever changing scenery helps to make Donegal a walkers’ paradise. We are proud to be part of the of new Donegal Walkers initiative. Donegal and the Lough Eske area is well known as a walkers paradise and offers great variety of lakeside, river, forest and mountain walks to choose from. Whether it is an invigorating stroll along a deserted golden beach, a relaxing ramble through native woodland and forest parks or a dander along a stretch of breathtaking coastline, Donegal has it all.

Walking Breaks in Donegal- Ireland

Donegal and the Lough Eske area is well known as a walkers paradise and offers great variety of lakeside, river, forest and mountain walks to choose from. Whether it is an invigorating stroll along a deserted golden beach, a relaxing ramble through native woodland and forest parks or a dander along a stretch of breathtaking coastline, Donegal is the perfect base for walking along the Wild Atlantic Way.

Compact ‘cruise ship cabin style’ rooms with two single beds

Twin Room Cabin - The Lodge @ Harvey’s Point

The Lodge is the perfect base from which to explore the rugged and unspoiled beauty of Donegal.

Walking package includes:

  • Three night stay in a Lodge cabin
  • Leisurely breakfast overlooking Lough Eske
  • Two packed lunches
  • Walking map
  • Cooking Demonstration & Wine Tasting Every Tuesday & Thursday
  • Free WIFI & Car Parking

From €198 per person sharing (Midweek)

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From €168 per person

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Lough Eske Walking Map - The Lodge @ Harvey's Point
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The Lodge

Accommodation in compact ‘cruise ship cabin style’ rooms with two single beds.

The Lodge at Harvey's Point

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Harvey’s Point

Bar & Restaurant

Your inclusive breakfast will be served in the lakeshore restaurant.

The Restaurant at Harvey's Point

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The Loop Walk

Enjoy sweeping views of lovely Lough Eske, visit one of Ireland’s largest Famine Pots, and be sure to work up a hearty appetite!

Lough Eske Walking Map - The Lodge @ Harvey's Point
Points of Interest: The Famine Pot, View of O’Donnell’s Isle, Stand of Giant Redwoods, The Friars’ Well, Ellen’s Falls, Ardnamona West Gatehouse, Clady River, Moylederg Island

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Famine Pot Walk

Take a leisurely stroll through this forest plantation with a refreshing diversity of tree species including Ash, Birch, Alder, Holly, Hazel and Sitka Spruce.
Lough Eske Walking Map - The Lodge @ Harvey's Point

Points of Interest: The Famine Pot, Sculptured waterfall, Forest Hut, Tallest tree in County Donegal (Sitka Spruce), The Old Sawmill

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Ard na Mona Woods Walk

Follow this truly enchanting trail through mature oak woods carpeted by spongy mosses, that leads past a secret bay on Lough Eske’s shore.

Lough Eske Walking Map - The Lodge @ Harvey's Point

Points of Interest: Ardnamona West Gatehouse, Ardnamona hydro-electric turbine house, The Fairy Glen

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Lough Eske Walk

Enjoy picturesque views from every aspect of Lough Eske on this half-day walk along country roads.

Lough Eske Walking Map - The Lodge @ Harvey's Point
Points of Interest: Clady River, Ardnamona West Gatehouse, Ellen’s Falls, Ardnamona North Gatehouse, Tawnawilly Scenic Viewpoint, Lough Eske Bridge, Major General White’s Grave, Lough Eske Castle

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Lough Eske Castle

Restored and reopened in 2007 as Solis Lough Eske Castle & Spa Hotel. This historic house can date its origins back to 1621, following the Plantation of Ulster.

Lough Eske Walking Map - The Lodge @ Harvey's Point

It was rebuilt in 1751 as a country manor house, and again in 1861, when the battlement-style tower elevated it to castle status.

Self Guided Walking

Whether you’re a leisure stroller, dedicated rambler or an adventurous hiker, a stay at the Lodge at Harvey’s Point offers a wide variety of walks in the immediate vicinity.

Established in 1989 by the Gysling Family, Harvey’s Point has become woven into the very fabric of the Lough Eske area. The hotel has preserved the local place name, named after two Harvey brothers who owned a small cottage on the lough shore.

Lough Eske is enclosed on three sides by the rugged Bluestack Mountains and fringed by woods. This has helped create a special micro climate for flora and fauna to thrive. Nearby Ardnamona Nature Reserve is a protected native oak woodland while Lough Eske is home to Atlantic salmon, trout and char.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation at The Lodge features thirteen compact ‘cruise ship cabin style’ rooms with two single beds, meticulously designed to provide comfort and relaxation at an affordable cost for couples, singles and groups.

FACILITIES

The rooms overlook Lough Eske or the Bluestack Mountains and are equipped with en-suite with shower, tv, free WiFi, usb charger, phone, Euro socket and hair dryer. Grounds are covered by Vodafone 4G Mobile Network.

COMMUNAL

Groups staying at The Lodge can socialize in two private communal rooms, one of which has a log-fired stove while complimentary tea and coffee facilities are also on offer. Guests can also gather on the out-door patio with its panoramic lake views.

HARVEY’S POINT

From The Lodge, it is just a two minute stroll to Harvey’s Point Hotel, where you can enjoy our famous breakfast and gourmet dinners, comfortable lounges and bars and all hotel facilities including the Harvey’s Point Sunday Lunch.