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The Disert Circular Walk - Donegal Bluestacks

Disert is situated in the Bluestack Mountains approx. 6 miles NE. of Donegal Town and approx. 2 miles from Drimarone. It can be accessed from the scenic Bluestack Drive and is featured on the Ordnance Survey Map, Discovery Series No. 11. Directly beneath Carnaween Mountain, Disert is the site of an ancient Graveyard and a Holy Well dating to the times of St Colmcille.

The walk, which is two miles in length, circles this National Monument and utilises existing roads and tracks. There is a link into the graveyard site where there is a Mass Rock, Well and Standing Stones (Dolmen) as well as other artefacts associated with Religion and Folklore. The walk is suitable for walkers of all levels of ability and there are many vantagepoints offering magnificent views of the surrounding Bluestack Mountains and Donegal Bay.

Flowing through the site is the Eany Beg Water and a small tributary of this river that has cut a gorge into the hillside making a fine waterfall. This short walk provides plenty to see in this dramatic landscape, which still remains relatively unspoilt.