About this Gathering
Harvey's Point invites hikers from all over the world to our 'Gathering' event which tracks the Irish leg of the famous Appalachian Trail from Donegal to Antrim. The International Appalachian Trail (IAT) traditionally stretched from Georgia to Maine and welcomes an estimated 2.5 million hikers each year. Last year, this trail was extended to include the spectacular coastal cliffs of Slieve League, (the highest in Europe) through to the stunning Antrim coast, finishing in Ballycastle.
This exciting and educational event runs from the 23rd to the 27th September, featuring Harvey's Point as the base. Our aim is to help position Ireland in the USA and Canada as a top walking destination and it is a fantastic marketing opportunity to promote Donegal & Northern Ireland with a cross-border trail.
- Five Nights Bed & Breakfast
- Dinner Each Evening
- Packed Lunches
- Pre Walk Tuition
- Transport to each location
- Hill Walking Expert to guide you each day
€675 per person sharing
All walks are between 4- 5 hours , 3 of the 4 walks will contain some off road walking so a good pair of waterproof boots are essential as is water proof jackets and over trousers.
Disert to Harvey’s Point: The most scenic section of the Bluestack way , taking in the Eglish valley and the rugged splendour of the Bluestacks
Slieve League: Where the International Appalachian Trail starts in Europe. Starting in Bunglas and taking in the highest sea cliff sin Europe, an early Christian site on the slopes of slieve league and finishing in the sleepy fishing village of Teelin.
Loughal to leghowney , starting at ruins of an hunting lodge at Loughall, crossing the border at Kelly’s bridge and winding our way through mountain farms and forestry, finishing at a rural Ballroom of Romance”
Cause way coast walk, from Ballintoy to the Giants Causeway, a spectacular section of the Ulster way / International Appalachian trail.