Slieve League, County Donegal

Slieve League, County Donegal

The highest cliff face in Europe, Slieve League is spectacular not just for its sheer elevation but also for its colour: at sunset the rock is streaked with changing shades of red, amber and ochre. The 8km drive to the eastern end of Slieve League from Carrick is bumpy but certainly well worth enduring.

Beyond Teelin, the road becomes a series of alarming switchbacks before reaching Bunglass Point and Amharc Mor, the “good view”. From here, you can see the whole of Slieve League, its sheer cliffs rising dramatically out of the ocean.

Only experienced hikers should attempt the treacherous ledges of One Man’s Pass. This part of trial which climbs westwards out of Teelin and up to the highest point of Slieve League – from where you can admire the Atlantic Ocean shimmering 598m below. The path then continues on to Malinbeg, 16 km west. During the summer, for a less strenuous but safer and equally rewarding excursion, pay a boat-owner to take you out to see Slieve League by sea.

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