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Western Way 6 Srahmore Bothy To Ballycastle



Walk Length

54 km


13.5 hr



Starting Point

Nephin Drive, Srahmore, Mayo F28, Ireland
F 96898 05571

End Point

R314, Ballycastle, Mayo F26, Ireland
G 10324 37841


—atTo get to the trailhead, start from the town of Newport, and follow the N59 toward Achill for just 1 km before turning right at a signpost, showing Treenlaur Youth Hostel and Lough Furnace. After 1 km, go straight to a signpost for Lough Furnace and continue along this road past Lough Feeagh (on your left). Pass Treenlaur Youth Hostel and Shramore Lodge, and then cross a small bridge over the Srahrevagh River. Almost immediately after the bridge, turn left onto a forestry roadway (following the signposts for the Bangor Trail and the Western Way). Follow the forestry roadway for approx. 1 km – the trailhead is located at the stone bothy.

You can also begin in Ballycastle and do the trail in the opposite direction.

  • Location: Newport, Ballycastle
  • Start / Finish / Trailhead: Srahmore Bothy Letterkeen / Ballycastle 
  • GPS LocationSrahmore Bothy 53.9893, -9.5728 / Ballycastle 54.2816, -9.3778
  • Direction: Yellow arrow on black background
  • Estimated Time:  13.5 hours
  • Terrain: Mountain and forest tracks, sandy paths, Minor roads 
  • Level of Difficulty: Hard
  • Minimum Gear: Sturdy walking shoes/boots, waterproofs, mobile phone, snacks & fluids
  • Services: Newport, Ballycastle