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Guided Gleniff Horseshoe Valley Horse Ride in Sligo

05 Hours

Horse ride through the renowned Gleniff Horseshoe valley, steeped in history and legend, in County Sligo. Ride from the stables to the foot of majestic Benwisken mountain. This ride is for fit, experienced riders. Available all year.


Leave the Wild Atlantic Coastline travel a few miles inland for an unforgettable riding experience. Ride along the barren Gleniff Horse Shoe valley nestled beneath the soaring presence of Benwiskin Mountain. The valley is steeped in history and legend. Set in a spectacular cliff face is Diarmuid and Grainne’s cave. Legend has it that this was the lovers’ hiding place on their flight from Fionn Mac Cumhaill. Barium meal, used in medical procedures, had been mined in the Dartry Mountains until the middle of the 20th century.  

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    On this fully guided experience you will enjoy a break and a snack at the old barytes mill site (voted one of top picnic places for families in Ireland) at the base of the Gleniff Horseshoe before returning home to the yard along quiet country laneways. The ride offers breath-taking views of 10 town lands and the Atlantic Ocean. Don't leave Ireland without a visit to this famous landmark! 

    Riders should bring picnic lunches with them to eat at the break. In the interest of client safety and comfort only very fit and very experienced riders should take part in this ride.  

What's Included

Sligo tour guide

Helmet and chaps

What's Excluded

Food and drinks

A picnic lunch is avaialable as an additional extra

Horse welfare and client safety dictates a rider weight limit of 100kg, 220 lbs or 16 stone

In the interest of client safety and comfort only very fit and very experienced riders should take part in this ride

What to bring

Water proof clothing and footwear suitable for stirrups

Refreshments as required

Know before you go

In the interest of horse welfare and client safety, there is a rider weight limit of 100 kg, 220 lbs or 16 stone. 

Min: 2 Max: 10 pax

Riders are requested to wear appropriate weatherproof clothing and footwear compatible with stirrups. 

Please wear safety equipment provided and follow your guide's instructions. Lunch is not included with this package unless purchased as an extra

In the interest of client safety and comfort only fit and experienced riders should take part in this ride

Please advise us of each rider experience level i.e, beginner or intermediate (10 years plus regular riding) or experienced (15 years plus regular riding)

Meeting Point

Island View Riding Stables, Mount Temple, Grange, County Sligo, Ireland

Activity Level


Cancellation Policy
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.
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