About Foyle Trails

Foyle trails provides informative, quirky and entertaining  walking experiences that give discerning visitors unique insights of the landscapes of the Foyle River basin, in Counties Derry, Tyrone and Donegal. This ancient and diverse region contains ritual landscapes, colourful natural habitats and many fascinating pre- historic features that are all back drops for tales of old traditions, practices 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 Diplomas in Paleao – ecology and Geomorphology and also holds a Bord Failte Certificate in Countryside and Coast Tourist guiding.  He is also a qualified Hill Walk Leader and 1st Aider, and a keen advocate of Eco-Tourism and most significantly has over 25 years’ experience in environmental/ecological guiding and interpretation. 

Foyle Trails ranges out from Derry/Londonderry a medium sized Irish city that is within easy reach of many highly scenic upland and coastal landscapes that are ready for discovery. Visitors therefore have the opportunity to avail of the city’s accommodation and services and also gain access to Martin’s extensive knowledge of the region’s best countryside features and their history.

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