Frequently Asked Questions

HOW LONG ARE THE TRAILS?

Each trail has a different duration. At the end of each trail description, you will find the duration in our ‘legend’.  None of our walking tours exceed 4 hours.

AM I ABLE FOR THE TERRAIN/DURATION?

This depends on you. You know your own fitness level. The more you tell us at the time of booking, the easier it is for us to gauge your ability. If you have health concerns, you should tell us from the start, and we can advise you accordingly. Your information will be kept private. Our trails vary in level and this is stated in the ‘legend’ on each trail page.

ARE THE TRAILS AND TOURS SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN?

Absolutely, but there is an age restriction for horse riding and an age restriction on some of the walking trails/tours. The trails our educational. If you child is used to the outdoors and enjoys nature, they should love it.

DO I NEED PREVIOUS HORSE-RIDING EXPERIENCE TO DO ANY OF THE HERITAGE ON HORSEBACK TRAILS?

We are used to taking people out who do not have much experience. However, the 1.5 hr is for those who have some experience and are comfortable with a trot or canter.

If you cannot trot and only want to walk, then an hour ride is more suitable. Please contact us separately if you want to do this.

The heritage on horseback trails are not suitable for children under 8 yrs.

WHAT ABOUT HORSE-RIDING, HOW LONG WILL I BE OUT FOR?

Each trail ride has a different duration. On the heritage and horseback page, you will find the duration options. If you choose the Island or Harbour ride, the maximum time you might be out riding is 4.5 hours

DO YOU RIDE IN THE RAIN?

Yes, we ride in all weathers.

CAN I BRING MY DOG?

No, it is not permitted for a customer to bring their dog, sorry.

IF I CHOOSE THE STRANDHILL HERITAGE TRAIL THAT INCLUDES SHELLFISH, CAN I HAVE FOOD OTHER THAN SHELLFISH?

No. This is a specifically designed shellfish eating experience and thematic.

HOW MUCH ARE THE TRAILS?

This depends on what trail you choose. All prices are listed on the legend at the end of every trail page and on the booking form.

WHAT DO YOU DO IF THE WEATHER IS BAD OR NOT LOOKING GOOD?

We rarely cancel our trails. Usually, the only trail we have concerns with is Benbulben Mountain Trail and the decision to hike there if it looks in any way doubtful will be made the night before or that morning.

In Ireland, if you have the right gear/equipment, you will be fine. Expect rain but it doesn’t rain all the time here either. We have some fantastic weather in Ireland, mostly from April through to October but it changes frequently. It rarely drops below 4 degrees in winter. It rarely exceeds 30 degrees in summer! Sometimes, misty day are really Irish, and this can be refreshing. The best months are May, June, July, August and September.

Please see our terms and conditions regarding weather and cancellation.

CAN I PAY ON THE DAY?

No, we only take payments as much in advance as possible.

CAN I GET A REFUND IF I NEED TO CANCEL?

Please see our terms and conditions.

I DO NOT HAVE MY OWN TRANSPORT. WHAT DO I DO?
I AM ON MY OWN OR WE ARE ONLY TWO/THREE PEOPLE, CAN WE STILL DO A TRAIL?

Yes of course but when numbers are small, it depends on our availability. We try to fit everyone in and have facilitated people in the past on numerous occasions. Our required minimum number is 4 so the minimum charge is 4 whether you are 1, 2 or 3 people. This covers our time out with you.

HOW DO I JOIN AN EVENT?

Go to our calendar of events page, click on the event that interests you and you will get all info you need. Then book onto it.

IF I/WE NEED MORE INFORMATION, HOW DO I/WE CONTACT YOU?

Call us (00353872405071), email us (info@seatrails.ie) or send us a query via our booking form using our Contact Us page.

Fabulous hike to Carrowkeel Tombs

Auriel did a brilliant job with our group of 24. She not only knows her stuff but is clearly passionate about this site and the many other historical sites around Sligo. The megalithic tombs at Carrowkeel are magical at any time, but so much more interesting with an archaeologist as your guide. Auriel was also very thorough and professional in her pre-trip communication, making sure everyone would be properly equipped and ready for the rigors of the walk…it takes some effort to get all the way up to the tombs (most of the walk is on farm track, but the last bit is over stepped bog), but all agreed it was so worth it!  
SiobhainR, Louiseville, Kentucky, 25 April, 2018
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