Western Way Mayo - Achill Spur to Mulranny

County Mayo
1 review
Grade Easy
Length 17 km
Time 4.5 hours
Format Linear
Ascent 200 m
Dogs Allowed No
Waymarking Yellow arrow on black background
Start Point
Finish Point
Nearest Town to Start Newport
Grid Ref. L 979 982 / L 838 967
Lat. and Long. 53.92335, -9.55475 / 53.9069, -9.77448

This walk follows minor road, bog road, path and part of the Great Western Greenway as it traverses the foothills of the Nephin Begs and under Ben Gorm through turf cutting country on what is known locally as the "High Road". With glorious scenery all around, you gradually gain height before spectacular views open up over Clew Bay and Croagh Patrick.

Trail Management

Anna Connor, Walking Development Officer, Community & Enterprise Section, Aras on Chontae,
The Mall, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Tel: 094 9047545
Email: mayowalks@mayococo.ie
Web: www.mayowalks.ie
Martin Dillane, Rural Recreation Officer, South West Mayo Development Company, Georges Street, Newport, Co Mayo. Tel: 098 41950
Email: mdillane@soutmayo.com


At Start: Car parking on street in Newport (none at start) At End: Car parking in car park of Mulranny Park Hotel in Mulranny

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheets 30 and 31
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

Bus Eireann timetables available at www.buseireann.ie.
Limited service on routes nos 440 and 456 (summer only)


Geraldine from Roscommon

Wonderful hike above the Greenway, rugged and solitary, bring some packed lunch and raingear, Great views.

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