Winter Activities in Sligo

Looking for some fun winter activities in Sligo to do this month? Here are a few suggestions for adventure activities that are perfect for the winter weather! Whether you’re looking for a challenge or just want to get outside and enjoy the fresh air, these activities will keep you entertained all month long. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and have some fun!

Benbulben Forest Walk

Muddy Soul’s Adventures is a well-being guided tour operation, run by Paul Rooney. Paul takes you on some of the most iconic walks in the West, one being Benbulen Forest Walk. Bring a friend or your family and join him for an incredible adventure exploring Sligo’s best natural locations that will take your breath away. This walk suits all levels with plenty of walkways and trails, with forests, panoramic views of the Wild Atlantic Way, history and heritage, a little Irish Cottage and the majestic Benbulben towering over you. Book you guided tour here. Paul also offers more challenging hikes throughout Mayo etc…

Muddy Souls on a Hike

Geocaching in Sligo

Geocaching is an activity which combines a love of the outdoors with the use of highly sophisticated modern technology. Basically geocaching is like a traditional treasure hunt, but instead of having a paper map with an X marking the spot, “cachers” use a handheld portable device, around the size of a mobile phone, called a Global Positioning System receiver (or GPS as its more commonly known) to locate their position on the earth’s surface. Geocaching is great fun for all ages. Find our more about Geocaching events in Sligo here.

Doorly Park PARKRUN

Parkruns are free, weekly, community events all around the world. Saturday morning events are 5k and take place in parks and open spaces. On Sunday mornings, there are 2k junior parkruns for children aged four to 14. Parkrun is a positive, welcoming and inclusive experience where there is no time limit and no one finishes last. Everyone is welcome to come along, whether you walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate. Sligo Parkrun is held in Doorly Park. Find out more here

Get Walking

How does the saying go? There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes? Sligo Walks has a fantastic website highlighting some of the best walks to be had in Sligo. Coastal, Woodland etc…. they have an extensive list. Also worth watching a recent video they have posted regarding safety measures to take when hiking in Sligo – you can watch that and see all suggested Sligo walks here.

Sligo Walks – Raghly

Dipping in The Sea

A daily dip in the Atlantic may not sound fun but it actually is. Even for a minute or two, then out and wrap up warm. There are endless benefits. Swim Ireland has a lot more information on safety precautions to read here – you could book a half hour in the mobile sauna for afterwards too. Extra treat. The mobile sauna can be found in Enniscrone or Rosses Point – you will need to book. Call them on 086 390 4052.

Stand Up Paddle

North West Adventures have a number of organised hikes or tours coming up. You can see the full schedule here… Worth checking out the Stand Up Paddle Tour they have on the River Bonnet. Have a look at their Sligo adventures here.

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North West Adventure Tours – River Bonnet

Sligo is a great place to explore the outdoors, and there are plenty of adventures to be had. Whether you’re into hiking, biking, fishing, or just taking in the scenery, Sligo has something for everyone. Get out there and explore! See more of our blogs on winter actives in sligo here

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