Gleniff Horseshoe is perfect for cycling, driving or walking with it’s panoramic views of Sligo and Donegal…
The Gleniff Horse Shoe loop is a valley in North Sligo known for it’s breath taking scenery and dramatic landscape. It is a short 20 minute drive from Mount Edward Lodge and when you get there make sure to travel clockwise around the loop for the best views.
As you enter Gleniff Horseshoe you can see the remains of an old barytes mill on the left and driving through you can spot Diarmuid and Grainne’s cave. This cave is said to be the last resting place of legendary Irish figures Diarmuid and Grainne.
Gleniff Horse Shoe is mostly uninhabited now due to famine times and emmigration and you can see some ruined cottages and an abandoned school house beside the road.
Make sure to stop several times along the way to make the most of the beautiful scenery and take a few photos. There is also a lovely picnic area.