Our moss story and the fight against Climate Change….

Some tour companies plant a tree for every booking but here in Co. Donegal, we care about our bogs. Bogs or peatlands are hugely important contributors to biodiversity and the fight against climate change. Healthy and fully functioning bogs are the most space efficient long-term carbon store and sink in the planet’s biosphere.

Sadly around 15% of the world’s bogs have been drained, burned and mined for agriculture, horticulture and fuel. However, by protecting and restoring our boglands we can reduce emissions and revive an essential ecosystem with benefits for climate change, biodiversity and conservation.


So, if you book with Solas Ireland, we will plant some sphagnum moss, also known as ‘the bog builder’, for you in one of our amazing local bogs.

The Bog Safari guided hike brings you through bogs in the North West of Ireland, with incredible scenery, and you can experience first-hand this natural carbon store.

You can read more about our guided walks and hikes HERE, and your guide will always be able to show you examples of moss peat bogs during your tour. We will also send you the co-ordinates, so you know where your patch of moss is!

Solas Ireland Walks & Hikes along the Wild Atlantic Way
Solas Ireland Walks & Hikes along the Wild Atlantic Way
Solas Ireland Walks & Hikes along the Wild Atlantic Way


Click on links below to read about each walk or hike. All events can be booked for private guided walks and hikes outside of the bookable dates in the calendar. Scheduled walks and hikes run between April and September annually, but each event can be arranged with your guide for a date and time that suits you.

If you have any questions please email to discuss.


Contact Solas Ireland

To learn more about our walks and hikes or to organise a tour

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