Great Western Greenway

Cycling Off Road
County Mayo
1 review
Grade Easy
Length 44.5 km
Time 4 hours
Format Linear
Ascent 90 m
Dogs Allowed On a lead
Start Point
Attireesh (north or N59 ca 500m from Westporty town centre)
Finish Point
Ostan Oilean Acla / Achill Island Hotel
Nearest Town to Start Westport, Newport, Mulranny or Achill
Lat. and Long. 53.801034, -9.521637 / 53.934061, -9.917885

The Great Western Greenway takes walkers and cyclists along the line of the old railway between Westport and Achill Island. It passes through the picturesque villages of Newport and Mallaranny and there are spectacular views from just about every section of the trail, which include the surrounding mountains (Croagh Patrick amongst them), as well as Clew Bay and its many islands.

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheets 31 and 30

Tom from Cork

This is a fantastic route, we did it on a dry but dull day and the scenery was amazing on the Achill to Newport section...would be absolutely spectacular on a sunny day...well worth doing...took us approx 3.5h at a decent pace with a few stops for approx 15-20 mins

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