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The Great Western Greenway



Walk Length

44 km


12 hr




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.

  • Location: Westport, Achill Island, West Mayo 
  • Start / Finish / Trailhead: Just off the N59 (North Mall) approximately 500 m from Westport town centre or from the Achill Island Hotel (Ostan Oilean Acla)
  • GPS LocationWestport 53.801034, -9.521637, Achill 53.934061, -9.917885
  • Directions: White signs, blue writing, an image of a bicycle, and a walker (brown image)
  • Estimated Time: 10 – 12 hours
  • Distance: 44 km
  • Terrain: Fine gravel and tarmac paths
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum Gear: Sturdy walking shoes/boots, waterproofs, mobile phone, snacks & fluids
  • Services: Westport, Achill Island, Newport, Mulranny