Wild Atlantic Way - Inishowen Route
The Inishowen stage of the Wild Atlantic Way starts in the very north of the Inishowen Peninsula and follows much of the already popular looped tour the "Inishowen 100".
Ireland's largest peninsula, Inishowen, is flanked by Lough Foyle on the east, Lough Swilly on the west and the Atlantic on the northside.
In many places you pass fabulous beaches and views that will take your breath away. You reach the most northerly point of mainland Ireland at Malin Head, on isolated place. The coastline show its wild and and craggy side at this most northerly position and the determination of the Atlantic to make and leave its mark on the country.
At the Gap of Mamore the road winds steeply up to 240 m (800 ft) to a pass an there is a fantastic panorama view over the whole northern coastline. Now the adventure begins! A gradient of 30 % could remind us of a downhill ski trip in the Alps.
The Inishowen stage of the Wild Atlantic Way runs from Derry right through to Letterkenny as follows: