There are several summits to Dooish, which forms the jumble of peaks on the right hand shore of Lough Beagh in Glenveagh National Park. Because there are several peaks, there are several different routes to climb from a short, easy 2Km loop to the lowest peak to an 11Km more strenuous hike taking in all three Dooish peaks and Saggartnadooish. While not particularly difficult, the going can be extremely wet for a large proportion of the hike. Dooish peaks are also accessible from Glenveagh National park (see image), though this involves crossing a river and about 650m of climbing. If you are attempting all of the peaks, it is essential to have navigational skills, map and compass, as the mists can roll in very quickly with a disorienting effect. All of the routes are accessible from the main R251 near Errigal and can be found on

Total Climb:various, depending on trail. Distance: 2-11Km depending on trail Time: various Grading: Easy – Moderate

Recommended: hiking boots, snack, water, wet weather clothing. For longer trails navigational skills, map and compass essential.

Recommended Place To Stay

The Midway Bar and Guesthouse

Other Activities in Co. Donegal

Butler's Glen Loop
Bulbin hiking trail
Aghla Mór and Aghla Beag circuit
Poison Glen and Slieve Snaght
Hiking Errigal