Carrowteige - Black Ditch Loop

County Mayo
1 review
Grade Moderate
Length 10.9 km
Time 3 hours
Format Loop
Ascent 270 m
Dogs Allowed On a lead
Waymarking Red arrow on yellow 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 is a beautiful wild coastal walk in a landscape of bog and windswept mountainside with stirring seaward panoramas from towering cliff edges. It follows surfaced roadway, bog roads, grassy tracks and paths and takes you past the Children of Lir sculpture before heading inland with a fairly demanding ascent over open ground.

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)

Enjoyable walks along the coast and cliffs

Map Guides

Map Guides

Children of Lir Walk Brochure

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheet 22
Public Transportation

Public Transportation



Frank from Dublin

Did this trail in April 2017. It is well marked and easy to follow. There are a couple of steep ascents and descents but nothing too difficult. There are many warning signs to stay on the right side of the ditch which will keep you away from the cliff edge, but also away from some of the most spectacular views. But if you do venture a bit closer to the edge, be careful, as a fall could be fatal. You will also come across the biggest piece of quartz ever in a stream - at least I think it's quartz - either way it's impressive.

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