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Inishbiggle Bullsmouth Loop



Walk Length

5 km


1.5 hr




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.

  • Trailhead / Start Point: Bullsmouth Pier
  • GPS Location: 53.9960, -9.9231
  • Terrain: Mainly on a tarmacadam road
  • Distance: 5 km
  • Direction: Red markers
  • Estimated Time: 1-1.5 hours
  • Grade: Easy
  • Minimum Gear: Sturdy walking shoes/boots, waterproofs, mobile phone, snacks & fluids 
  • Services: Mulranny, Bangor Erris