Killaspugbrone Loop

County Sligo
2 reviews
Grade Moderate
Length 7 km
Time 2 hours
Format Loop
Ascent 30 m
Dogs Allowed On a lead
Waymarking Purple arrows on white discs
Start Point
Northern end of the seafront promenade in Strandhill
Finish Point
Northern end of the seafront promenade in Strandhill
Nearest Town to Start Strandhill
Grid Ref. G 603 369
Lat. and Long. 54.270514, -8.608547

This relatively remote walk passes the early Christrian site of Killaspugbrone church and follows sandy, stony and gravel path through a variety of coastal habitats including sand dunes, salt marsh and pine woodland around Sligo Airport runway, returning on roadside footpaths, with magnificent views of Ben Bulben, Knocknarea and Sligo Bay.

Maps and other information

Trail Management

Sligo County Council, Riverside, Sligo. Tel: 071-9156666 Email: Also Sligo LEADER Partnership Co. Development Centre, Cleveragh Road, Sligo. Tel: 071 9141138. Email


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OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheet 25

Liam Coughlan from Offaly

This is a lovely trail of beach front, forest & road, and you can have an ice cream on the promenade to finish.

Colin from United Kingdom

Walked this from Strandhill having walked over Knocknarea. The Killaspugbrone Loop is an easy level route on good paths and roads and is well way marked. The ruined church at Killaspugbrone is well worth the visit. Just be aware that at the highest tides the path along Domin's Strand may be flooded. My visit coincided with a high tide and the sea was just a few inches below the level of the path but there was evidence of seaweed on the path and just above it.

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