On a larger scale, West Mayo is a spectacular walking location that few places can compete with. The Erris Head Loop and Ceathru Thaidhg Loops in the North West of the county offer dramatic views of the Atlantic Ocean, breathtaking sea cliffs and lovely sandy beaches.
Just to the west of Mulranny, you will find Achill Island. There are no fewer than 13 self guided loop walks graded from suitable for all to those that are not for the faint hearted. For those looking for a mountain challenge choose from a number of stunning routes on Slievemore or Croaghan.
The Nephin beg Mountain range dominates the landscape in North West Mayo. This relatively undiscovered and undisturbed mountain range contains five iconic hikes for the experienced hillwalker. The mountain range also sees the Bangor Trail pass through its shadow. This challenging trail links Bangor Erris with the town of Newport.
The vast Nephin Mountain Range and iconic seascape of Clew Bay, with its drowned
Drumlin islands provide spectacular views and ever changing hues.
Mayo's has so much to offer both walking and cycling enthusiasts from its largely unspoilt, clean countryside, varying landscapes, unique scenery and rich heritage and folklore mark it as the ideal walking and cycling destination. Mayo offers all kinds of trails including Mountain, Coastal and Island, Rural and Urban Greenways and National Loop Trails. The variety of trails on offer is endless. Here you will find an abundance of information including directions, detailed maps, descriptions and photographs. Check out Walking Trails for more information
Mayo as a coastal county has some wonderful cycle routes to choose from, some of which include the Great Western Greenway and the National Costal Trail.
The Great Western Greenway is the longest off-road cycling trail in Ireland and is the first portion of the National Cycle Network to be developed. It offers the potential to connect Mayo's existing cycle hubs at Westport and Achill. Check out our Cycling Section for more information.