About the tour
Small and Beautiful Walking Tours
This nature-oriented walking tour of the City of Derry offers a new perspective on the landscape and heritage of the people and place that make up this small corner of the world. The natural environment, city and civilisation along the Foyle River is special. It offers a story of place familiar to many. A crucible of influences dating back before the glaciation of the northern part of Ireland. And the modern day sees a vibrant little city with a global reach.
Visitors report its friendliness and manageable size. But what factors led to the way this bend in a river has been populated over centuries? Not just by people, but by our earliest ancestors, the salmon, the oak and the dove? Giving their names to the city and many of its features, these ‘totems’ are never far away from any outdoor experience or tour on its doorstep.
No other walking tour offers the perspective that situates place within an indigenous story. Comprising legend, upheavals, reversals of fortune, drama and epic adventure, the story of the Foyle catchment wraps around the everyday and mundane. The story of place in this place is small and sparkling, and will transform the way you look upon your world.
This tour lasts 2 hours and starts 5mins taxi ride from the city centre.
Meet Our Instructors
I have been making the outdoors both my work and passion for over 10 years now- and every activity brings new people, new places, and new discoveries. What keeps me smiling is discovering the depth of Ireland’s natural heritage- and how people take to it so positively. I have been working with community leaders in Aotearoa/New Zealand for years to understand our own indigenous identity.
Hello! I’m a native of Inishowen and a Heritage Officer at Lough Neagh- our biggest inland freshwater lake. I’ve published and lectured widely on heritage and environmental issues in Ireland and internationally. My Ph.D. is in environmental anthropology and I love getting to see this in action outdoors.
From: €18 to €120