Carrowteige - Benwee/Binn Bhuí Head Loop Walk

County Mayo
3 reviews
Grade Strenuous
Length 11.3 km
Am 5 hours
Format Loop
Ascent 383 m
Dogs Allowed On a lead
Waymarking Purple arrow on white background
Start Point
Carrowteigue Village
Finish Point
Carrowteigue Village
Nearest Town to Start Carrowteige/Belmullet
Grid Ref. F 821 420
Lat. and Long. 54.31314, -9.81323

This spectacular trail mainly follows bog track, open bogland and sheep path to access dramatically high cliffs, stunning ocean and expansive bog views. Underfoot is relatively dry and robust peat though a little soft in places. There are many sites of cultural, historical and environmental interest in the area and around Ceathrú Thaidhg is a living Gaeltacht.

Maps and other information

Trail Management

Chomhar Dún Chaochain Teo, Seanscoil, Ceathrú Thaidhg, Tel: 097 88082
Email: (in conjunction with Mayo County Council and Cill Chomain Rural Social Scheme)

Map Guides

Map Guides

The Binn Bhui Head Loop Walk Brochure

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheets 22 and 23
Public Transportation

Public Transportation


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Breege Cahill from Sligo

We walked part of the loop on 27th March 2022. Had beautiful weather which was ideal for walking this terrain. Spectacular views on every side and excellent signposting.

Kieran from Galway

Completed this walk on 1st August 2019. Beautiful scenery throughout, including bog, beach, cliffs hills. Very difficult in places. The loop is very well signed, black posts with purple arrows. Can imagine certain spots being very wet during winter months.

dermot from Kilkenny

I done this trail on Thursday.....I really enjoyed was a beautiful sunny was very quiet, I met 1 took me about 4 hours to do...

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