This walk on the hills above the Glenshane Pass gives access to historic Carntogher Mountain.
With views across Lough Foyle to Errigal and Muckish in Donegal, Sawel and the high Sperrins, and south-east to The Mournes and Slieve Gullion. Mentioned in the early Iron Age tale Táin Bó Cuailgne, the area is rich in mythology and archaeological heritage and a number of monuments remain visible in the landscape.
The Carntogher area contains a wealth of sites of archaeological and environemntal importance which have been linked together under the banner of the ‘Carntogher Heritage Trail’ facilitating a greater understanding of our past and tracing man’s impact on the local environment from the neoluthic period to the present day.
It should be noted that there are waymarked walking trails at Carntogher Mountain and Drumnaph Wood which can be visited at any time independently of this trail. Guide & Map including walking trail maps of Carntogher Mountain can be downloaded below.
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