At Donegal Climbing we provide an exclusive hiking experience, in all mountain areas across Ireland, and we strive to provide our clients with a fully tailor-made hiking tour experience.

  • Challenge or charity hikes
  • One-to-one mountain experiences
  • Special family events
  • Less visited mountain areas

At the core of our ethos is to provide an experience that Educates, Enthuses, plus Encourages hillwalkers to engage in an enjoyable mountain experience at a level/ grades that suits everyone’s aspirations.

  • Time:Half to Full-day
  • Age:Suitability from 15 years +
  • Distance to walk:8 kilometres +
  • Grade:Moderate to Strenuous. At Donegal Climbing we offer a diverse hillwalking guiding service to groups, families and individuals of all abilities. As experts in this area, we can take you to the most beautiful locations in County Donegal. With several significant mountain areas, that are framed by over eleven hundred kilometres of coastline, Donegal is a mecca for hiking activities. Our guiding service is easily customised, and tailored so every client receives the best hiking experience possible. In addition to day hikes, we also provide a night hiking experience which can be tailored around full moon cycles, and aurora/northern lights events. We can also take you on amazing hikes that align with beautiful sunrise and/or sunsets, thus ensuring you are in the best place to commune with nature in all its glory.
  • Cost:Starting at €20
  • *Guides/Instructor information: Bren Whelan / Donegal Climbing / MountainTraining.ie is a member of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors and a Summer, Winter, plus International Mountain Leader, Fáilte Ireland Guide, and a Winter Mountaineering & Climbing Instructor (WMCI)*

What Our Visitors Say


“As a pair of novice climbers, my husband and I had a great half-day out (August 2021) with Bren climbing rock faces of increasing difficulty at Malin Head. Bren was so knowledgeable about the local area, people, geology and the sea that the time passed in a flash!
Bren assessed our capability expertly and stretched us enough to push us out of our comfort zones while at the same time, not traumatise us! We will be looking froward to meeting him again and perhaps trying to improve the next time - the sense of satisfaction was wonderful and the views were breathtaking! Thanks Bren!”

C. Corcoran
C. Corcoran
Posted September 2022
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