Burtonport Railway Walk
Loop Walk, 3.86 miles, easy to moderate, one hour, twenty minutes
You can begin this walk at many points. In this instance you can park at St. Columba’s Church, Burtonport, indicated above. Walk westwards towards the main road to Burtonport. You Pass the old Girls School, (not a school for old girls) and immediately take the road left, locally known as Purt Road. It is signposted for the Railway walk. At the end of this road as it swings right to join the old track towards Burtonport, take a left to follow the track through the heather. The track crosses the main Burtonport/Dungloe Road again after a kilometer and continues along for another distance, under a bridge and crossing other minor roads. Continue walking until you get as far as you can. At the end of the railway, the track sweeps steeply upwards to the right to being you on to a tarred back road. To the left you will come to Meenbannad lake within 10 minutes. To continue this walk though, turn right and within a short distance take the left fork in the road you meet. Follow this path, you will actually cross over a part of the path you crossed earlier. Keep on the tar until you come to a junction with a large boat beside a mobile home. Here you turn right again and walk the last kilometer back to the car park.