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Bunduff Lake

Bunduff Lake

Waymarking: None
Grade: Easy
Minimum Gear: Hiking boots, raingear, snacks, fliud and mobile phone
OSI Map: Series 16
Services: Cliffony
Terain: Lakeshore tracks, minor country roads
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Description: 

Bunduff lake ia a small coastal lake in close proximity to the sea.  Given its strategic location it is of great signifigance for the bird life which abounds and is designated as a Special Protection Area (SPA) for birdlife.

The route

The bunduff loop follows the network of minor county roads around Bunfuff Lough.  The route is not waymarked but is easy to follow by keeping the lake on your left as you circle it.  The route rewards the walker with stunning views of Benbulben, Benwiskin, Classiebawn Castle and Donegal Bay.

Did you know?

The habitat around Bunduff Lough is salt water marshland which attracts a variety of birds including whooper swans which arrive here in October from Iceland. Mallard and teal are found here in the Winter months and occasionally shovelled, scaup and tufted duck can be seen.

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From Sligo

Take the N15 signposted Donegal north to Cliffoney village, approximately 1.5km after the village take a left turn at Creevykeel crossroads (beside a pub), take the first or second turn to the right and arrive at the lakeshore. (for more exact directions put your starting point into the field above)