Derry forms the link between the Causeway Coastal Route and the Wild Atlantic Way. Taking in the most breath-taking scenery Ireland has to offer, the Wild Atlantic way trail traces its way across nine western counties, starting with the fugged mountains of Donegal in the north.
Donegal: untouched and virtually unexplored, this ruggedly beautiful and remote region lies at the far north of the Wild Atlantic Way. It’s no wonder Donegal was named the ‘Coolest Place on the Planet for 2017’ by National Geographic Traveller.
Nature is spectacular and bracing here, from the sheer granite walls of some of Europe’s highest sea cliffs, at Sliabh Liag (Slieve League), to the Northern Lights dancing in clear winter skies, to the millions of seabirds gathering in great estuaries, en route across the globe. There’s a strong sense of community in this sparsely populated region; Ireland’s wildest shores are home to its largest Gaeltacht – where Irish is still the mother tongue and traditional culture thrives.
For more information visit the Wild Atlantic Way website.