"Great Ride, Beautiful Landscape"

“Breathtaking scenery in North West Ireland”

Trekking: 5.5 Hour Gleniff Horseshoe Ride

Available as part of our Mix and Match and Atlantic Trailweek equestrian package holidays

Gleniff Horseshoe Ride takes you just a few miles inland from the coast. You will ride in the barren Gleniff Horse Shoe valley nestled beneath Benwiskin Mountain.

The valley is steeped in history and legend. Set in a spectacular cliff face is Diarmuid and Grainne’s cave. Legend has it that this was the lovers’ hiding place on their flight from Fionn Mac Cumhaill.

Barium Meal had been mined in the Dartry Mountains until the middle of the 20th century.

You will have your break and snack at the old barytes mill site at the base of the Gleniff Horseshoe before you return home along quiet country laneways.

The ride offers breathtaking views of 10 town lands and the Atlantic Ocean. Don’t leave Ireland without a visit to this famous landmark!

 This ride is for experienced riders only.

Gleniff Horseshoe
Horses at Horseshoe Gleniff
Horse around Horseshoe Gleniff

“It was a dreamlike, warm and highly professional riding holiday that we will never forget.

Dr Jens-Peter Lentrodt

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