Foyle Trails

Foyle trails provides informative and entertaining minibus and walking tours that give discerning visitors unique insights into the upland landscapes of the Foyle River basin, one of the largest river systems in Ireland. This ancient and diverse region contains scenic landscapes, colourful natural habitats and many fascinating archaeological features that all provide the back drop for tales of rural traditions and folklore.

What makes these tours different

Foyle Trails came about through Martin the owner and guide’s desire to provide visitors to this part of Ireland with memorable small group experiences, where it is the quality of the rural experience that is the priority. Foyle Trails have developed a number of tours that bring the ritual landscapes, natural habitats and folklore of this region to life for discerning and curious visitors. With Foyle Trails visitors will gain many fascinating insights that they would never discover on their own and also enjoy a day of Flῡirse Craic.

Martin, above all believes that landscape exploration and discovery should be an enjoyable as well as a memorable experience and uses his wide knowledge to bring this across during his tours. Over the years Martin has gained a B.Sc. in Environmental Science and Post Graduate Diploma in Paleao – ecology and holds a Bord Failte Certificate in Countryside and Coast guiding.  He is also a qualified Hill Walk Leader and a keen advocate for sustainable tourism. 


Foyle Trails provides guided driving/walking tours that are both informative and entertaining and are designed to give discerning visitors unique insights into the best ritual landscapes and habitats in North Tyrone and the Sperrins.
My guided tours/experiences explore fascinating pre-historic ritual locations and ancient  habitats. Several of these sites and ancient habitats still retain their sacred significance.  Hidden locations where examples of Ireland`s rich and colourful rural folklore also survives. 



Foyle Trails has moved beyond sustainable tourism to  provide regenerative tourism experiences specifically for small group and incentive tour operators. Because of my extensive knowledge of the environments and ecology of the Foyle Region I can readily create group experiences that make a contribution to the regeneration of our habitats. By doing some light, hands on work your groups can, in a small way,  contribute to atmospheric carbon capture and biodiversity enhancement.  This specialist knowledge is something that few other tourist experience providers in Northern Ireland or for that matter the island of Ireland can provide.   So in this era of climate change and mass tourism questioning,  I invite small group and incentive tour operators to  contact Foyle Trails to chat about the regenerative experiences that I can provide.