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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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Castlebar to Turlough Trail

The Castlebar to Turlough route takes you through woodland and open countryside and follows the course of the Castlebar river from Castlebar town to the Museum of Country Life in Turlough. Along the trail, you cross over a single-span red bridge which is a lovely feature of this greenway. 
Difficulty

Easy

Walk Length

7.3 km

Duration

1.5 hr

Code

CM270

Foxford Prebaun Loop

This loop walk is over a section of the Foxford Way. Keep an eye out for the feral goats that live in these parts.
Difficulty

Hard

Walk Length

10 km

Duration

3 hr

Code

MUL220

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.
Difficulty

Easy

Walk Length

5 km

Duration

1.5 hr

Code

CM250

Murrisk Abbey Walk

Murrisk is a lovely village sitting between the sea and the mountain. The mountain that shadows the village is Croagh Patrick, Ireland's holy mountain. Murrisk is approximately 9.5 km from Westport on the R335 heading towards Louisburgh.
Difficulty

Easy

Walk Length

1 km

Duration

0.5 hr

Code

WM440

Murrisk Pier Loop

Murrisk is a lovely village sitting between the sea and the mountain. The mountain that shadows the village is Croagh Patrick, Ireland's holy mountain. Murrisk is approximately 9.5 km from Westport on the R335 heading towards Louisburgh.
Difficulty

Easy

Walk Length

3.3 km

Duration

1 hr

Code

WM430

Murrisk Loop

Murrisk is a lovely village sitting between the sea and the mountain. The mountain that shadows the village is Croagh Patrick, Ireland's holy mountain. Murrisk is approximately 9.5 km from Westport on the R335 heading towards Louisburgh.
Difficulty

Moderate

Walk Length

4.3 km

Duration

2 hr

Code

WM420

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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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The Neale Loop
Central Mayo

The Neale Loop Green

The Neale is an attractive village on the road between Cross and Ballinrobe in South Mayo. There are a number of interesting and unique historical sites which can be seen along the village loop walk. 

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The Great Western Greenway
West Mayo

The Great Western Greenway

This Greenway takes walkers and cyclists along the line of the old railway between Westport and Achill Island. Along the way, you pass through the pretty villages of Newport and Mulranny and enjoy spectacular scenic views of Croagh Patrick and Clew Bay. You can also begin at the Achill Island Hotel (Ostan Oilean Acla) and do the trail in the opposite direction.

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Inishturk Loops
West Mayo

Lough Coolaknick Loop

Inishturk is a small island, 14.5 km off the west coast of Mayo. The main way to get to Inishturk is by ferry from Roonagh Pier (Louisburgh). With beautiful scenery, Inishturk is an absolute treat for walkers, day-trippers and vacationers alike.

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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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