Tracks & Trails

 

Westport is Ireland’s walking and cycling capital!

 

Westport has so much more to offer Walkers and Cyclists than any other area in Ireland. There is a variety of trails – off and on road - in and around Westport to suit both cyclists and / or walkers. Indeed Westport’s unique scenery and off road trails infrastructure mark it as a world class walking and cycling location.

 

Click on one of the links on the right to find out more about the tracks and trails that Westport has to offer.

  • Westport Greenways

    The Westport Slí na Sláinte is a 2.5km linear route which links Westport’s two urban centres. The two centres comprise of:

     

    The Historic Town Core, which is the main commercial centre, and contains the main civic spaces of the Octagon, the Clock and the canalised Carrowbeg river.

     

    The Quay Area, was once a thriving commercial port and has enjoyed recent rejuvenation, as a major tourism base.  Historically the two centres have been linked by the railway line which allowed goods to be transported from the Quay to the town’s railway station and beyond.

     

    The disused railway line, now known as the Westport Greenway offers users traffic free walking and cycling and a gentle gradient not greater than 1.6% as well as impressive vista of Croagh Patrick and Clew Bay. The route can be used in both directions and can be accessed from the Quay or from the old cattle pass located at Altamont Street near the town centre.

     

    Download the brochure here

  • Great Western Greenway

    The Greenway traverses Ireland’s Atlantic coast between Westport town and Achill Island and visits the picturesque villages of Newport and Mulranny (Mallaranny). It passes by some of the West of Ireland’s most dramatic mountains and offers magnificent views of Clew Bay and its many islands.

     

    Click to visit the website

  • National Cycle Network

    There is a feast of great cycling options along the 230km of designated cycle network in Co Mayo. The network passes by a choice of terrains including hill climbs to flat lands and extends from the scenic Killary Harbour to Westport and on to Westport and Belmullet. A significant portion of the network is off road including the famous Great Western Greenway which at 18km is the longest off road cycling experience in Ireland.

  • Cycle Hubs

    Cycle Hub locations in the West of Ireland include Achill, Belmullet, Clifden and Westport. Louisburgh Cycle Hub is planned to be operational by Summer 2010.

     

    Cycle Hubs offer designated cycle routes of varying distance and terrain, cycle hire facilities and services

     

    For more information on the Westport Cycle Hub, click here

     

    For more information on the Achill Cycle Hub, click here

  • Walking Trails

    Croagh Patrick National Coastal Walk
    (Westport Quay to Croagh Patrick)

    Download the brochure here

     

    Westport Sli na Slainte

    Download the brochure here

     

     

    Linear / Long Distance Walks

    Western Way

    Bangor Trail

     

    Loop Walks

    Burrishoole

    Tanyard Forest Trail

    Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail

    Brackloon Woods

    Letterkeen

     

    Detailed information on all the above trails is available at www.MayoWalks.ie

     

     

     

     

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TRACK & TRAILS

Use the Westport Town Greenway for enjoyable and safe trips to town by foot and by bike. Download the Westport Town Greenway map here

Westport Town Council, Altamont Street, Westport, County Mayo, (Ballinrobe Rd, opposite Railway Station).

Phone: (098) 50400. Email  westporttc@mayococo.ie