I have been a regular visitor to Enniscoe House and Country Estate near Crossmolina for many years and it’s one of my favourite places to visit in Mayo. Located just off the R315 between Crossmolina and Lahardane, the estate’s woodland walks are the perfect antidote to the pressures of modern life.
Guide to Loop Walks and Walking Trails in County Mayo
Walking in Mayo comes with a guarantee - magnificent scenery, clean air, and only the soothing sounds of nature to disturb your peace. Mayo walking trails and looped walks cater for everyone. Whether you like to trek for hours over remote and mountainous terrain - or prefer a more leisurely stroll along a well-surfaced trail with more gentle gradients, Mayo has it all for those who enjoy walking while on holiday. There is such a variety of Mayo walks you will never be disappointed. Mayo looped walks take you along white sandy beaches, skirt clifftops with breathtaking views of the North Atlantic, down forest trails, and around by beautiful lakes.
There are very few looped walks that can rival The Cross Loop Walks on The Mullet in Co Mayo for such varied and magnificent seaside scenery. From the moment you set foot on Cross beach, which stretches from Cross Point to Corraun Point, you will know you are in a place of great beauty that has […]
It’s amazing all you can do in just one day in Mulranny – and even more, if you decide to holiday in the Mayo seaside village. Mulranny (Mallaranny) is at the heart of what can be best described as the Mayo Riviera – a beautiful south facing stretch of sheltered coastline along the northern side of […]
The Carrowteige Loop Walks in remote North West County Mayo are among the most spectacular coastal loop walks to be found anywhere in the world.
The Inishkea Islands, off the Mullet, in North Mayo, are among the most rarely visited of County Mayo’s many island outposts. During the summer months from June to August, depending on weather conditions, there are organised boat trips to Inishkea South, a few times a week. Once supporting thriving fishing and farming communities, the two […]
Tourmakeady, on the shores of Lough Mask, has one of the most beautiful forest trails in County Mayo that leads the walker to an enchanting waterfall. The 2.5 km nature trail, which takes about 1 hour, is suitable for all age groups and starts at the car park. Turn right off the main road through […]
Derradda in South West Mayo, located just outside the pretty and historic town of Newport, is a walker’s paradise. The Derradda Loop Walks are part of four walking trails that comprise the Burrishoole Loop Walks, which also include Newport, Mulranny, and Tiernaur.
Erris Head Loop Walk, located on the northern tip of the magnificent Mullet peninsula, is one of my favourite loop walks in County Mayo. The walk is 5km and can be completed at a leisurely pace in under 2 hours. At any rate, the scenery is so beautiful you are likely to linger and enjoy […]
Mayo’s Great Western Greenway is fast becoming one of the most successful tourism attractions in Ireland. And I found out why when I finally got around to cycling the Greenway last week. I loved every minute of my trip along the former railway line that has been transformed into Ireland’s longest off-road walking and cycling […]
Anyone lucky enough to take a ramble along one of Mayo’s magnificent loop walks at the weekend would surely have had all the cobwebs of the winter blown away by the bitter North East wind.