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Glencar Waterfall is a stunning cascade tumbling over the rocky cliffs on the edge of County Leitrim. Extending from the sharp ridge of Ben Bulben, the cliffs drop away into the deep lake of Glencar Lough. The falls are particularly stunning after heavy rains. Admire the stunning waterfall on an invigorating walk along wooded paths and trails through the Dartry Mountains.
Select from three different walking trails. The shortest path leads directly to a mesmerizing vantage point beneath the falls. Take the easy stroll along the forest trail and enjoy beautiful forest views. The paved pathway is less than 0.6 miles (1 kilometer) long and concludes with a viewing platform. Enjoy views of the impressive falls, which drop dramatically from the cliffs 50 feet (15 meters) above. The Glencar Waterfall is at its most magical in wet weather, when the water thunders into a deep pool amid fine white mist.
Wander along the Lake Shore Walk to admire the tranquil scene of Glencar Lough, a long lake straddling the border of counties Sligo and Leitrim. This gentle stroll offers a special insight into the bird life and ecology of the lake’s waters and surrounding wetlands.
The most challenging walk is the 6-mile (10-kilometer) Bog Road, a meandering trail leading away from the lakeside and into the forest. Walk through dense woodland and across a stream to a pretty heather-covered hill rising 1,600 feet (500 meters) from the valley. Here, find a cliff’s edge offering a magnificent vista of Glencar Lough and the Swiss Valley.
Learn more about the lake’s wildlife and geology at the Glencar Waterfall information kiosk. Reward your hiking efforts with a stopover at the Glencar Waterfall teahouse for a hot drink and snack.
Glencar Waterfall is 9 miles (14 kilometers) west of Manorhamilton and 8 miles (13 kilometers) northeast of Sligo town. The falls have a small information kiosk, picnic facilities and free parking lot. The falls have free entry and year-round access. Wear sturdy shoes and appropriate clothing for the walk. Bring a bottle of water, especially if you take the rather strenuous Bog Road trail.
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