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The unspoilt and varying landscapes, unique scenery and rich heritage and folklore mark it as the ideal walking and cycling destination for exploring the great outdoors!

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  • North Mayo (44)
  • West Mayo (44)
  • Central Mayo (29)
  • Multi-Region (20)
  • South Mayo (11)
  • East Mayo (3)

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Pullathomas Loop

The area around Pullathomas is one of the most beautiful in Mayo. With wonderful views over the water to Rossport and the Atlantic Ocean, this is a truly spectacular place to visit and enjoy.
Difficulty

Moderate

Walk Length

3.1 km

Duration

1 hr

Code

NM360

Bangor Trail

The Bangor Trail is a long and demanding walk and should not be taken lightly. Traversing Ireland's first designated wilderness area, the trail crosses a few mountain passes and skirts the western flank of the Nephin Mountains.
Difficulty

Hard

Walk Length

39 km

Duration

10 hr

Code

NM350

Cross Green Loop

The Cross Loop walks are beautiful coastal trails, both starting at the small car park beside Cross Abbey at the head of the beach at Cross Point. The islands of Inis Gé and Inis Gluaire are visible from the shoreline.
Difficulty

Easy

Walk Length

5.7 km

Duration

1.5 hr

Code

NM340

Cross Blue Loop

The Cross Loop walks are beautiful coastal trails, both starting at the small car park beside Cross Abbey at the head of the beach at Cross Point. The islands of Inis Gé and Inis Gluaire are visible from the shoreline.
Difficulty

Easy

Walk Length

7.6 km

Duration

2.5 hr

Code

NM330

Mulranny Causeway Loop

Mulranny's scenic walking trails have magnificent views of Clew Bay and its wonderful beaches, and across to Croagh Patrick on the opposite side of the bay.
Difficulty

Moderate

Walk Length

4 km

Duration

1.5 hr

Code

CM290

Raheens Wood Trail

Raheens Wood is approximately 6.5 km from Castlebar on Newport road (R311). The Raheens Wood walks are two short trails with information signage on trees and plants of interest.
Difficulty

Easy

Walk Length

1.8 km

Duration

1 hr

Code

CM280

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Mayo has so much more to offer walking enthusiasts than any other county in the country! There are all kinds of walking trails, including Mountain, Coastal and Island, Rural and Urban Greenways, and National Loop Trails. Here you will find an abundance of information, including directions, detailed maps, descriptions and photographs.

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Inishbiggle Loops
Central Mayo

Inishbiggle Bullsmouth Loop

Inishbiggle is a small island between the northeast of Achill Island and the mainland off the coast of County Mayo. The island is accessed by boat from Gubnadoogha at Ballycroy or Bullsmouth on Achill Island. The island is only 2.6 km2 in area–and is home to about 20 people. Farming and fishing are the primary activities. There are two loop walks to choose from on Inishbiggle with separate trailheads, one at each ferry landing point at opposite ends of the island.

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Knock Mannin Lake Loop
Central Mayo

Knock Mannin Lake Loop

Knock Shrine is a Roman Catholic pilgrimage site and national shrine in the village of Knock, County Mayo, Ireland, where locals saw an apparition in 1879 of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint Joseph, Saint John the Evangelist, angels, and Jesus Christ (the Lamb of God).

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What's New

New Recreation & Tourism Facilities in Mayo
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New Recreation & Tourism Facilities

Check out details of new Recreation & Tourism facilities developed in County Mayo during 2022.

Banshees of Inisherin Location Trail
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Banshees of Inisherin Location Trail

Achill Island in County Mayo was home to the film set of the award-winning film “The Banshee of Inisherin”.

'On Your Bike' To Explore Co. Mayo!

Within Mayo, there is a feast of great cycling options through a series of scenic routes. There are country roads leading to seaside coves, and to mountain tops.

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