On this scenic walking tour, we will travel through time to explore the story of Lough Swilly and Fort Dunree.

Join us on a fascinating journey from the end of the last Ice Age to the arrival of the first inhabitants, to Dunree becoming the reputed royal seat of the McLaughlin Clan and a site of strategic and defensive importance during the Napoleonic, First and Second World Wars. Gain an insight into the local flora and fauna in a truly wild and unforgettable location.

The tour is timed to finish up in time to watch the sunset from the best spots so don’t forget your camera for that stunning sunset photo.  If you are lucky, we may even see the Aurora Borealis!

Disclaimer: Conditions for a stunning sunsets are not guaranteed and are weather dependant!

Solas Ireland Walks & Hikes along the Wild Atlantic WayACCESSIBILITY

Unfortunately due to the nature of the terrain involved our walks and hikes are not disability friendly. However, a “Walk-Through Time, Lough Swilly and Fort Dunree” and the Fort Dunree Sunset Walk can be altered to facilitate disabled visitors, or visitors who would like to avoid steep hills. Please contact us directly to arrange an accessible walk for these tours at 

Read about this guided walk in more detail below


You can read our FAQs HERE



What's included?

·    A qualified local walking guide

Availability & Times

1st April- 30th September:

Tuesdays & Fridays at sunset. 

One hour guided walking tour prior to sunset.  

1st October – 31st March:
On request. Please contact

Private Bookings: 
Alternative times available on request for private bookings.

Duration: 1 hour
Distance: 1 km

Start Time:

Sunset viewing time will vary throughout the summer season, therefore the start time for this sunset walk will change depending on the time of year.

Please contact us at to confirm the tour start time for your chosen date for this walk.

Group/Multiple Bookings

Yes, you can book more than one person onto a tour once you choose your preferred date, on the Cart page.

Please note that all walks and hikes apart from A Walk Through Time and Fort Dunree Sunset Walk are for over 16s.

Maximum 12 people for each tour.

Off Season Bookings/Private Bookings

Any tours that you would like to arrange outside of the scheduled dates may be booked by contacting

Special Requirements

Comfortable shoes and a waterproof coat and a warm layer should the weather turn. Don’t forget your camera! This walk includes a path with steep steps which may be slippery in places.

Age Restrictions

Children accompanied by parents are welcome on this tour, must be 12 years or older.

We would require a ratio of max 2 children per adult, to ensure proper supervision.

Fitness Level Required

A basic of fitness is required. 


This route can be altered to be disability friendly. This should be arranged in advance by contacting

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation policy (for scheduled and private tours):

  • 29 days or more before the walk: no cancellation fee
  • 15-28 days before the walk: 50% cancellation fee
  • 8-14 days before the walk: 75% cancellation fee
  • 7 days or less before the walk: 100% cancellation


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